"Over the Hill", oil, by Sheila Vaughan
This morning I took an early, brisk bike ride out to the beach. I didn't feel especially strong, but the fresh weather and the sunny look of the lawns and gardens kept me refreshed.
Later, I watched the first Alps stage of the Tour de France, and reveled in the magnificent high definition footage of the towns and mountains. Why travel to France when I can be there in my arm chair?
I also had a successful experience getting used to using the research tool called Noodlebib. I want to have my students do a long research project next year (perhaps several), and this tool will work wonders for them. To get the hang of it, I started a research project on George Eliot, and made two citations and a notecard for each one.