Up way too late getting through most of a TV season’s episodes with my wife last night.

It was a nice Saturday, certainly. It’s taken until July, but this is feeling like a “normal” weekend, at least.

Another day of somewhat relaxation, then four days of work. I’m just going to take all day Friday in an attempt to actually take some vacation this pay period. I’ve nearly worked all of the extra hours I’d need to make up for last Friday.

I still need to figure out how to take nearly two more weeks before the end of the year. Pffffft.

Maybe I can spend a few days trying to write. I’m trying to deal with this right now.

What you want to do is present the author’s arguments in the strongest way possible, then refute each of those strengthened arguments one-by-one.

That said, picking through my fuzzy memories, when I was a kid, the employees at this place weren’t making careers out of low-end food service. I can remember one of my high school substitute teachers, the one who looked like Ned Flanders. He delivered pizzas to supplement his paltry substitute teacher’s pay.

No, that’s not a career. It’s not supposed to be.

On to the prompt before I step over to get coffee…

Do you think it is important to read the classics? 

With my horrible eyesight, reading is very difficult.

Aside, if you wanted proof of it….

That’s the scans of one of my optic nerves. The old scan from last year is on top, and the newer one is on the bottom. The big divot in the images on the right are MS lesions. The messages travel up the outsides of the nerves, and if the insulation surrounding is damaged, the signals fall out. Yes, my wires are frayed.

So most of my information again is aural. Reading a paper book is nearly impossible at this point. I have enough trouble reading a sign on the wall.

I did read many things when I was younger, healthy, and the things contained in those things still do influence my thinking. Some of the podcasts I consume make references that I have only the vaguest familiarity with.

I’ve been working through the Bible In A Year podcast, but I’m not able to actually do the associated reading. I was going to say that I feel bad about not being able to do the reading, but that’s not entirely accurate. I do what I can, and reading isn’t part of that right now.

The audiobooks are a different kind of problem. I was kind of enjoying the rainforest-owned service, but I was running out of hours in the day. I cancelled it when I was really getting them out of my life after what they did to some pages hosted with them.

And I’m getting sidetracked with the particulars.

First up on my actual reading list, however, is The Anarchist Handbook.

And there I go again, getting sidetracked. Classics

The two authors at the top of my list right now: Thomas Aquinas, and Niccolo Machiavelli. The idea of going to Hillsdale in DC has come to mind more than once.

Time to stop for the morning.