Open the nearest book at page 45 and read the first sentence, which will predict your sex life for the next year.
" This identification of the Frontiersman as a dangerous character persisted beyond the colonial period, and affected Metropolitan response to all subsequent Frontiers."
Fatal Environment -- Richard Slotkin
Slotkin has become one of my essential thinkers, like Robert Farris Thompson and Fernand Braudel. I keep their books within reach at all times