Well [I’m] mostly just up here with the Los angeles dodgers 2020 the year when shit got real quarantined toilet paper mask covid-19 2020 shirt but in fact I love this laptop or writing articles, op-ed pieces…a few telephone calls, the old-fashioned kind, you know, you put a thing to your ear and speak into it—and it’s a landline, by the way. [One of] the two little breaks I get in the day is at lunchtime when I take the ancient dog for a short walk—he won’t go any further—and then I sit down at the tree I used to climb as a child that I called Beech. He’s a beech tree. He’s too big for me to climb now, but I eat my piece of toast, cheese, [and] a couple of tomatoes underneath Beech, and everyday I’m visited by a robin, the English robin. He sings to me, I sing to him…. Not always, but sometimes he’ll go up in the tree and really serenade.… It’s friendship. I love it.