I am off before dawn tomorrow to lecture on Marx at Columbia. By the time I return, Wednesday morning, I shall be my usual implacable self. Upon reentering this retirement community, I shall almost immediately go to a meeting of the Building and Grounds Committee of the Residents' Association to defend a controversial proposal put forward by myself and our building's representative on the committee calling for red dots to be placed on the list of residents posted at the elevator next to the names of people who, in the event of an emergency, will need help descending the stairs from the second and third floors. This is a proposal fraught with complexities that must be debated publicly.
And you thought all I worried about was the transition from late capitalism to socialism.