But I prefer to see them as pump-primers.
Writing these posts is like doing stretches before a run...
They “warm me up.”
I used to have a good friend named Jack Hanrahan who was a writer, artist, cartoonist and all-round Renaissance man. He made a name for himself writing for shows like Get Smart, Sonny and Cher and Laugh-In. He also wrote for popular cartoons like The Flintstones and Inspector Gadget. Needless to say: when he shared morsels of wisdom, I listened!
Jack was also a big believer in pump-primers...He would say to me “Always end your day of creating while you still have more juice, and then use that juice to prime the pump to start your next day of creating.”