Clerestory

Dry November: Day 17

November 17, 2019

An extremely busy weekend. Lots of reading and writing. Dinner at Barrafina, houseparty last night, café, cocktail bar, and dinner today, offered booze at every turn. I managed to stay dry, though tonight I had a non-alcoholic beer. It did satisfy some part of the ritual, made it feel less of a privation to be out with people who are drinking.

Meanwhile my reading list grows ever longer, from other avenues. Marcuse, Fromm, Nagel, Hegel, Heidegger, Haugeland, Merleau-Ponty, more Schopenhauer, Kant. And that’s excluding the neuroscience and physics stuff I need to read before I can return to the novel.


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