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Update, Reading and Photo

Another month, another sparse update along with some new pictures. I wish I had more to relate. The central and preoccupying aspect of life here in Clan Bajengame’s alpine eyrie, to which I’ve alluded previously, is sadly no closer to being ready for public announcement. We’re hoping for more solid news by the end of the week, but we seem to have been saying that to ourselves for several weeks running now.

My reading of late has entailed some popular fiction, including Iain Bank’s most recent Culture novel Surface Detail. I’m now eagerly waiting for delivery of Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins’ new translation of the Nicomachean Ethics, reading Francis Fukuyama’s new book The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution in the mean time. I also recently finished Robert Zaretsky and John T Scott’s fun account of the hostility between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Philosophers’ Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding. This has inspired me to finally get around to visiting all the Rousseau-related sites that are within an easy hour of Neuchâtel. Expect photos from such trips in the coming couple of months.

Speaking of photos, here are several from the past month featuring our friend Adrienne’s recent visit and Sammy’s 2nd birthday:

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One Comment

  1. Martha wrote:

    Yes, you should get around to all of those places! Absolutely!

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 07:43 | Permalink