Unbeknownst to the troops, Wednesdays are an off day for the leaders of all conflicts.
City espionage epics like to speak of “neutralizing” an enemy agent, but a new-world revolutionist would, in regards to his opposition, think more along the lines of “Neuralize ‘em.”
If someone else has already thought of it, it was too slow to be of any significance to start with.
On a slow news day, and when you’ve run out of novels, you can always observe another version of the Dialogue’s inner struggle; how about the one between the tendency to stare and the desire not to do so?
Never forget the power, (not to mention the glory), of “Bad Memory.” (“Yes, indeed,” he said, “It may be the past, but it’s not MY past.” And you couldn’t have said it better yourself.)