Why do epiphanies always happen in the middle of the night? Why can't they been more conveniently scheduled during regular business hours, say between 10 and 11 in the morning or a right after afternoon break at around 3: 30? But no, but they usually occur somewhere between two and four in the morning. The fact that I was in a semiconscious state for this particular epiphany has everything to do with the fact that we ran out of decaf at the office yesterday and I figured I could squeeze in just one cup of regular coffee without serious side effects. I was wrong.