May 29, 2004
I don't view looking at real estate ads or scouring the web listings as torment. I view it as long-range education, learning what is out there, what the options are, what he finds acceptable. It is about getting to a level of awareness about the environment that starts to function outside the consciousness, it becomes native detail. I have always done this kind of long-range learning, especially at work: just because we don't have it or plan to install it doesn't mean there's no reason not to learn about it. This habit has helped me get where I am today.