During the commute to work, I learned that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature.I found myself without a strong opinion about this idiosyncratic choice.
I spent a practical day at work doing practical things. At lunch I walked in Heritage Park in Sachse. I saw stalks of Maximilian Sunflowers amid the browned grasses. I saw the resident Loggerhead Shrike standing atop a yellow tower on the ballfield.
I went to CiCi's Pizza for lunch. They made me a custom sausage, a bit tardily, and I ate it as well as broccoli, carrots and dill pickles as I read the Economist.
After work, I stopped by Timber Narrows Park in Murphy. There I saw a flock of House Sparrows, a Carolina Wren, an American Kestrel some Eastern Bluebirds, a Northern Cardinal, a Cooper's Hawk and the first Winter Sparrow I have seen this Autumn. I think the sparrow was a White-Throated, but my view of it was imperfect--the other candidate was a Chipping Sparrow.
We dined in roast beef sandwiches and talked about our weekend to come. We watched the television show "The Blacklist", which is now a bit too dark for my tastes. I do like "The Good Place" with Kristen Bell.