Brain to the Grindstone

We are back home, and this week, with a slightly freer evening schedule, might offer some quiet time for serious study and comment, I hope. In addition to other pending items, I have just read, finally, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, and ought to say a thing or two about it here.

I see that the estimable Deogolwulf is in much the same pinch that I am: his employer cheekily presumes to insist that in exchange for his daily crust, D. is expected to devote considerable time and mental resources to various duties and tasks. Such an expenditure is dear indeed, for those of us who are of a certain age; I’ve observed with depressing regularity that the result, at day’s end, is a marked depletion of one’s cognitive puissance, exhortatory fire, and forensic stamina; or, as D. puts it in this recent post:

Tiredness and a state of tedium have ensued, and hence reading, writing, posting, and even that small degree of thinking in which I occasionally dabble, have been — and will remain — curtailed.

This is the problem exactly, and it is not going away anytime soon. But this weekend was a good little rest, and I do think I might get at some of waka waka waka‘s backlog this week. And if not, I promise, at the very least, a continued supply of weightless froth and forgettable rubbish, all provided entirely free of charge.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrew says

    “a continued supply of weightless froth and forgettable rubbish, all provided entirely free of charge.”

    I think the guys in the waka waka waka marketing department might not like this post.

    Posted May 7, 2007 at 8:16 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Andrew,

    At the first sign of mutinous grumbling I’ll have them all sacked. I rule with an iron fist around here.

    Posted May 7, 2007 at 10:22 am | Permalink
  3. the one eyed man says

    Puissance? Who you calling a puissance around here?

    Posted May 7, 2007 at 4:40 pm | Permalink