I made a major breakthrough in some writing for my book today. In spite of the spectacularly gorgeous weather, I had persevered and really got a lot accomplished. I was proud of my good old American work ethic and thought I deserved to take a break for a while. So I got out for a bike ride about 3.30. And then I saw that hordes of people were already out and enjoying the day: they were sitting on jetties and in cafes, jogging, sailing, rock climbing on the cliffs and swimming. As I rode, I couldn’t help but wonder what took me so long to get out. Days like this are few and far between in Stockholm this time of year. I have to be like the Swedes and enjoy the warm sunshine while I can. I can work harder again on the long dark days of winter.