Whenever I feel stuck, creatively, there’s nothing that gets me out from under the dangling blade like a little dose of Aaron Sorkin. The rapid-fire conversation, unerring wit, and character quirks are enough to obliterate all blocks.

I’m going to make a mix DVD (that’s right, a mix DVD is the new thing) of the first five episodes of “Studio 60” and “West Wing,” and just put it on repeat when I’m in a jam.

Sounds good.