My morning routine seldom varies. I get up, put on a pot of coffee, feed the cats while it is making, and then retrieve my morning paper. Then I sit with a cup of coffee and the paper for perhaps half an hour, while I slowly wake up. I prefer not to talk to anyone for that first half hour.
Six days a week, I read the newspaper from front to back, looking at every page except those in the sports and advertising sections. On Sundays, though, I deviate and begin with the comics. Then I read the magazine sections and then randomly browse the rest of the paper. After my first cup of coffee, I usually eat something and then head for the shower. Inside the shower, a transformation takes place; I truly wake up and leave the room filled with energy and ready for the day. .