I think I’m too distractible to write in a coffeeshop. Instead of figuring out what Rose will do with the alarming information she just discovered, I listen to the girls next to me discussing electrons. I listen to some guys complaining about a co-worker. I listen to the men at the next table speaking in Spanish, trying to see how much I can understand (not much). Should I resume my decades long attempt to learn Spanish or should I study French? Can I go to France? If I went to France, specifically Soumensac where part of this novel takes place, could I write it off on my taxes? Or do only rich guys with airplanes get to write expense off now? Shouldn’t I be writing letters to Congress? If I do write a letter maybe I should write about Afrin.