Chekhov’s Mistress


Obsession is a word that I can’t seem to help using all the time. I recently wrote about my obsession with reference books, and in the past I’ve written about how I used to read while driving; that is, until the incident.

Most everyone is obsessive to some extent, but some of us more than others, so it’s nice to have your condition validated once in a while, by others that share your obsessions. That’s where my friend Mitch comes in.

We met in a coffee shop (an Upper West Side Cosi, to be nearly exact) talking about Macs and soon found, among other commonalities, our mutual dependence on notebooks.

Not just any notebook of course, but Moleskine notbooks.”

Chekhov’s Mistress

Photo: Mike Shea