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June 14, 2010
For twenty years I traveled extensively for business, different hotels every week, sometimes every night. Uncomfortable rooms, uncomfortable beds, lots of noises (slamming doors, voices, clanking). I carried a small radio with tiny "ear buds" to bed, to drown out those noises, and it worked great, with this twist.

If I listened to music (symphonic, elevator, classics) I stayed awake, interested. Instead, I listen to talk-radio, especially on subjects of no interest (college football, vitamin additives). With the volume low, I doze.

An unexpected result. When I wake-up, I know the current News / Weather / Traffic subliminally, and cannot explain why.
(09/05)