Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Year in the Life of Thinking About Stuff

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Overall: I'm mildly disappointed that I didn't read more, that I didn't read more broadly, that I didn't write more essays, and that I couldn't drum up much interest even among my relatives. So it goes.


  1. Disagree on breadth. I would never have read about ivory chess pieces, For example.

    1. You are kind, sir. (Though you might feel differently if you'd actually seen them; they really are stunning.)

      I think where I'm dissatisfied is that I have a hard time pushing myself beyond the areas where I'm comfortable. I didn't read much that was really challenging, for example. The vast majority of the non-fiction for the year dealt with material facts (history, science, objects, etc.) instead of theoretical underpinnings.

    2. As long as the dissatisfaction is a positive influence. I think I've said it before, I don't do much that I don't really enjoy, anymore. Life is too short.