To fight off my techology/internet/computer addiction, I’ve taken the bold step of reducing my usage of that stuff to just 2 hours a day – the amount of time allocated to each library patron on the library provided computers. This will still allow me enough time to blog and check email, etc.
With some of all the free time I now have, I’ve decided to get back to reading the classics. I picked up a copy of “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. Not only is it entertaining, it’s a very important book and very prophetic concerning the effects that technology has on society. The book was first published in 1932, but a couple decades later he wrote a new introduction to it. And to me, this one “introduction” is the most important piece of literature I’ve ever read. I highly suggest you read it too. You’ll be amazed at how well he predicted today’s society and the current direction we are heading.
Last night I arrived earlier still, at my sleeping spot and got there before anyone else. Actually, as I was approaching it, I saw that the guy would had taken it the night before was also heading for the spot, but from the opposite direction, and just as close to it as I was. Yet when he noticed me coming, he stopped and turned around and went away. He must have known that it was my regular spot, and even more reluctant to squabble over it than I am.
The good thing about setting up camp earlier is that I get more sleep. It will take a long time for me to catch up on all the sleep I’ve missed, but I do feel a little better today. It’s still getting cold at night, so much that it causes me to shiver and wake up, but the days are still heating up. I think yesterday we reached 90 for a high. Such variation in the temp is not going to help me get over my cold symptoms. My cold is very light, but not completely gone. As per usual, my colds linger for a long time, after the brunt of it has past.
I still haven’t gotten my laundry done. Hopefully I’ll get to it today.
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