"If I sat down and tried to write something clever, I couldn't do it. I just follow my instincts. I like stories, I like storytelling, and when something comes to me, if it strikes me as a good story, I'll just start writing it and see what pops out."
During my five weeks of what I've dubbed "sleep therapy," I'll wear a silent alarm-clock wristband that also tracks how many hours I sleep, how many times I wake up at night and how long it actually takes to fall asleep.
If Social Security were a private company, its shareholders would be very pleased, as it ran a surplus of $180 billion last year and accumulated a reserve of $2.4 trillion. This is the only government program to run a surplus.