Check out this Guest Post by Felicity Sidnell Reid from The Story Reading Ape Blog.
I’ve been trying for more than a week to tidy up and sort out my document files and decided yesterday that I was no more successful at it than I am in sorting socks and putting them away in pairs. Indeed, I became obsessed with a mental image of a chest; its drawers hanging open because so overstocked with apparel, stuffed into them apparently at random. However, there are some advantages to being incompetent. I had to open many files to find out what was in them and there were surprises!
In one I had copied a few statistics: under the heading 80 and female was the suggestion that the reader might live another 10 years. But this had been an article about reading, as I now recalled, and I had copied the statistics because they were among the few that I found which were really positive about age; their…
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