The weather has been gorgeous the last couple days, so the idea of sitting at the computer hasn’t been appealing. Plus, it’s occurred to me that I’ve just ended 29 years of sitting at a computer. My original plan was to spend this first retirement month getting solidly back into blogging again, but my brain is rebelling. It would rather just putter around for a while, enjoying life.
I do try to do what the voices in my head tell me. They seem to know what they’re talking about (at least, they’re quite convincing). I have managed to post more this month than any month so far this year, so I’m off to a fine start.
But I’m not going to work at much more this month unless the muse strikes me.
I’ll leave you with a favorite joke.
As you (should) know by now, the nature of consciousness is a fascination of mine and the topic of a number of my posts. Philosopher and mathematician, René Descartes explored this ground.
I mentioned him in my very first post, and he’s a key figure in the second post. His famous phrase, cogito ergo sum, speaks to the one fact we can be absolutely certain is true (because we experience it every waking moment).
What I’ve never told you about is the time he went drinking…
Descartes is hanging out in his neighborhood bar one day. The bartender comes up to him and asks, “Hey, René, would you like another drink?”
“I think not,” answers Descartes.