Monday, January 3, 2005

The Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated...

Sorry, sort of fell off the blogosphere there. I got busy with work, and then got busy with vacation. Unlike some wise and considerate bloggers, I'm not capable of any warning when this happens. Oh, life as an INFP. It's like....

While on vaca I got some great books to read. The first one I finished was the short but delectible Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror. It is a sort of intellectual bon-bon assortment for the liberal minded. I'm still in the midst of The D'oh! of Homer, a collection of essays on The Simpsons and philosophy. These are more like intellectual micro-brews, but I might think so since I generally consider philosophy to be fun and heady stuff. My favorite so far has been "Lisa and American Anti-Intellectualism". I thought that "Thus Spake Bart" gave me a greater appreciation for Nietzsche's ideal of the artist, "the self-overcoming, self-creating individual, who forges new values, who makes an artwork out of his life" than any of my actual philosophy classes did. The only thing I really remembered from those hazy days of philosophy class was that for every Nietzsche essay there seemed to be an equal and opposite Nietzsche essay.

I hope that everyone else had a fun Winter Holiday 2004 and I wish you a happy and prosperous 2005. Unless, you know, that's not what you want.

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