Based in Washington, Ross is a general manager of a food safety company. His musings explore life, work and every moment in between.

Demons hate fresh air.

Linn Ullmann in an interview with Vogue on her father Ingmar Bergman, a Swedish director, writer, and film producer :

My father was a very disciplined and punctual man; it was a prerequisite for his creativity. There was a time for everything: for work, for talk, for solitude, for rest. No matter what time you get out of bed, go for a walk and then work, he’d say, because the demons hate it when you get out of bed, demons hate fresh air. So when I make up excuses not to work, I hear his voice in my head: Get up, get out, go to your work.”

Get up, get out, go to your work. Demons do indeed hate fresh air.

The Book Club (HMC)

The Art of the Thank You Note