Lately I’ve lost the deep peace that comes with having time and energy to burn. And with it, some creativity. People say that creativity needs time and space to breathe. I always thought that was pretty much B.S. — an excuse for lazy people. But it’s totally undeniable: I just started a second, 10-hour-per-week job, and those hours have indeed soaked up those excess brainwaves and made me the kind of person who’s determined to get from one stepping-stone deadline to the next but who’s missing all that empty time in which to daydream. We’re plum out of original thoughts ’round here.