Having given up yesterday afternoon, I’m now back at the transcribing desk, or rather a satellite version of it. Inside a few minutes earlier I mandated a change of place — namely an outdoor one. So having duly relocated the lapper and its webcam…

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…to the patio table and cracked open a fresh Diet Pepsi Lime I am read to rebegin.

Additionally after aaaaaall these years of owning a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones and transcribing, it finally dawned on me that I could plug them into the tape recorder the better to hear what was recorded and thus potentially speed up the glacial and lifespan-reducing process of deciphering my interview subject’s voice.

Wish me luck.