Some time ago I finished A Dance with Dragons, the latest (so far) volume of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) and I am eager for the next to be published. I have not become so interested in the fates of characters of a novel since I don’t know when. I am looking forward to A Dream of Spring.
In the meantime, in a second hand bookshop in Mt Barker I found two volumes of a Celtic mythology/fantasy series by someone I had never heard of before; Caiseal Mór, the autistic Australian Irishman. I have always had a “thing” about Celtic mythology, and a pretty large collection of various volumes on the subject are among my most treasured books which are (I hope) still safely secured in the lock-up storage in Lower Hutt. I was pleased to find a new author in the field. The trouble is I prefer to read such volumes in order, and I have been looking out for the others in the series. However, I shall make a start on one.
Meantime I have been honing my reasoning power with some study on How to Reason and Argue, a free university paper from Coursera. Ah! The power of language. This course should be compulsory in all schools.
I also enjoy the critical thinking promoted by E-skeptic, and the latest edition has a reprint of a 1992 Tribute to Isaac Asimov and an interesting read of the top articles published in 2013.
So far I have not suffered Facebook Withdrawal. Since I first started on Facebook only to stay in touch with my children, and since it has not actually worked out to be a very effective means of contact with them, I am thinking I shall not bother with it any further. Instead I shall devote more time to becoming the veritable Samuel Pepys of my age, filing away on the internet all the meaningless and mundane detail of everyday life, which , no doubt, shall someday in a few hundred years time provide valuable historical insights to whoever might then be the inheritors of the earth.
The problem is, I have much worthier competition and, no doubt, I shall in fact fade into well-earned obscurity barely moments after my very last post.