Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blog Break

Yeah I know, I haven't been around. It's been a combination of being incredibly busy at work and stressed out and hitting the wall a bit creatively. It happens. Blogging is a demanding endeavor. Don't let anyone tell you anything differently, especially with the format I do (original posts, not much linking). You reach a point throughout the year where you just sort of get sick of hearing yourself opine on various topics. Blogging is intrinsically a narcissistic, self-indulgent hobby; presenting YOUR TAKE on the latest medical controversy for all the world to hear, constantly positioning yourself on various issues, proclaiming your own special stance in an open forum. It's exhausting. But whatever. Blog posts that talk about how tiresome and tough blogging can be are annoying. So I'll stop. I'll start posting again. I have a few things in mind...

I have been doing some reading at night. Check out these recs:

-Robert Wright's Evolution of God
-Anything from Richard Hofstadter (especially Anti-Intellectualism in American Life)
-James McPherson's one volume Civil War history Battle Cry of Freedom

5 comments:

Afflatus said...

Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Need to start reading again for entertainment, even if just for 30 minutes. I am on information overload (cardiac ICU) right now. I dream it.

Thanks for posting.

-SCNS

Anonymous said...

you're my favorite blog, and one of the few medical things i'll read after a 12 hour day in the hospital.

just some words of encouragement

Frank Drackman said...

Never Complain, Never Explain...
I figured it was your Ohio Buckeye's annual Underachieving again...
Anyway, MY Blog's taken up your slack, producing more literary masterpeices in 1 week than in Walt Whitmans entire career...
And you say "Narcisistic" like thats a bad thing,

Frank

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