You are usually not, hardly ever, sleep-deprived. I would say never, but there are some of us ups (unemployed persons) who cannot sleep due to high anxiety. I am not one of those. In fact, this gray and snowy winter has enabled me to sleep 12 hours a night. With fewer hours than that, a nap has been required. And, if you have seen spring, I don't want to hear about it.
My memoir rose from the ashes. This is not a metaphor, by the way. My entire neighborhood was destroyed by a devastating firestorm in 1991. My book would not exist had my home and my neighborhood not been reduced to ashes. At the time, I didn’t…See More