Jun. 8th, 2006

Back home

Jun. 8th, 2006 11:24 pm
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In the last month I have been in Los Angeles, San Jose, Lake County (Harbin Hot Springs), Santa Barbara, three days at home and then New York City (Manhattan), Toronto and Montreal. I have been unable to make much progress on the creative project which I say is my #1 priority. This is frustrating and yet predictable. I very much want to get back into that project.

In the meantime, I have gotten the requisites to teach three new training courses, which means I'll be able to earn a bit of money. This will take some of the pressure off of our finances and hopefully reduce S's stress level. On the other hand, it means more distractions. If I have a light teaching load, perhaps it will create a dynamic balance that will be more productive than simply having lots of "free" time. Balance, yeah!

In the meantime, I've read Daniel Dennett's new books Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon and Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness and I'm in the middle of David Berreby's wonderful Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind and the last volume of Neal Stephenson's massive trilogy The Baroque Cycle, which I've been reserving for long plane flights.

I also ordered a few important technical books while I've been traveling and now I am faced with a surfeit of things I would like to read immediately, but which will take significant time and attention.

Abundance is challenging, yet far preferable to the alternative. I so often find that my complaints sound like bragging that I've coined the term bragplaining.



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