I installed the extension “Better History” to my Chrome browser this morning. I ran across another Cavafy poem citation. This time it was in McCulloch’s Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. I tried to remember why I had been looking at Cavafy.
I even put up a poem in a recent blog saying that I had stumbled across it. Well I’m damned if I know why and the extension didn’t help.
Alzheimers, no doubt.
Great. Losing my mind. Also feel invisible a lot these days. Burnout.
Speaking of being invisible, I looked at the Ralph Ellison Record Collection archive yesterday.
Ellison was a jazzer. I find it interesting that he preferred traditional jazz. He disdained his own generation’s innovations (Charlie Parker and “poor, evil, lost, little Miles Davis”). I admire Parker’s and Davis’s work but am always interested in deepening my exposure to musics especially when pointed at by a mind like Ellison’s. So I started spotifying his collection. I began with the 10 inch 78 list. After finding almost two hours of music I quit in the middle of the Ellington 78s. Will probably return to this list for more later. In the meantime, I treadmilled and read a bit to the two hours worth I found. I do like old 78 recordings.
My brain is tired this morning.
I have the day off but still feel the stress of burnout and exhaustion. Hopefully some rest today and the rest of the week will help this. I still managed to wade through some of my usual morning reading. Until I ran across that dang Cavafy citation.
Oh well back to reading.
Hope you have good day, dear reader.
Mark Danner In the Darkness of Dick Cheney
This is a piece published last month, but has some clear insights about Cheney.
The links that follow are articles I plan to check out this morning.
Feature: John Carey: the constant reader | Features | Times Higher Education
Paul Krugman won’t save us: We need a new conversation about inequality – Salon.com
n+1: My Life and Times in Chinese TV
Getting inside Hamlet’s head – Book News | Literature & Book Reviews & Headlines
America’s Long and Productive History of Class Warfare – Justin Fox – Harvard Business Review
Nate Silver Interview: The New FiveThirtyEight — Daily Intelligencer
Some of these links are a bit old, but I’m still interested.
2 thoughts on “burnout: the saga continues”
Not to be corny but… You’re not invisible to me!
Rhonda, I appreciate the fact that you and I have both a friendship and a collegiate relationship. I value both highly. And in fact I don’t think I’m invisible. I just feel that way sometimes, but this doesn’t apply to you and many other people locally.