I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.
Antiques Books Covers Done Falling
Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we're going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.
Chronology Commentaries Cover Events Fairly
I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it.
Decipher Defies Expectation Fill Hope
Inevitably you're going to be delayed somewhere. Always have a book. Always have a movie. Always have a notebook. And then always have a sense of humour.
Book Delayed Going Humour Inevitably
For my stand-up, I always have my notebook with me and if something strikes me, I'll write it down.
Down I I Always Me Notebook
The eye is the notebook of the poet.