So here I am at the boarding gate at LAX, ready for my flight. I’m off to Mexico City. What’s on my mind? :- What will I be doing on the plane? What am I in the mood for? What I really should be doing, perhaps, is preparing the four 90 minute lectures I will be giving at my destination. What I really want to be doing is writing the papers reporting the results of my nice computations I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. You know, the ones I had to break off from to write a midterm. Some of my best papers have been written on planes, so this could be a good opportunity…
Which shall I do?
I’ll let you know the other end. Boarding has begun.