Just a quick update on experiments that did not work.
Sticking fresh cilantro from the supermarket in the Aerogarden did not get them to root, although they stayed alive for a few days.
Sticking mycelium chunks in a can with some spent beer grains made a moldy mess for the most part. However, I found out that the shiitake mycelium likes potting mix. A lot.
Hops seeds haven't done anything after two weeks, occupying a slot alongside the Aerogarden herbs.
Adding a second basket to the electric bike doubled grocery capacity and has been useful. I carried six t-shirt bags' worth the other day.
The freelance writer thing didn't work out so well. Or did it.
Coming to a coffeeshop has proven effective in gently jostling one's mind from writer's block. However, I just paid $3.50 for a little cup of hot cocao. Holy crap.