Seraphic Secret follows a pretty rigid daily schedule. I stumble out of bed at 5AM and take a three-mile walk. Usually, I bop along to a music playlist on my iPhone, but for the past few days I’ve been listening to the audio version of Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln.” It’s a thrilling book that makes me realize how little I know about central portions of American history. For instance: General Ulysses S. Grant suffered such a severe migraine that he was late for his appointment with General Robert E. Lee at Appamattox Courthouse. Such details make this screenwriter’s heart race with excitement.
Next comes a long hot shower—to hell with energy conservation, I like to be clean—shave, and morning prayer with Tefillin.
Ah, breakfast: a bowl of fresh fruit drizzled with non-fat plain yogurt and non-fat cottage cheese. While eating, I read the editorials in the Wall Street Journal, rare wisdom and common sense in the world of journalism. I blog for an hour or less, and respond to e-mail.
Work on my latest script until noon. It is always torture.
I break for lunch which is either a mixed salad with salmon, or another bowl of fresh fruit. You may notice the absence of fat, starch, grains, and refined sugar. Well, yeah. That stuff leads to weight gain, plays havoc with blood pressure and makes you a prime candidate for obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
My lunch break is a time to catch up on books. So: here’s what Seraphic Secret is reading and eating these days:
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and literate Shabbat.