Monday, March 13, 2006

What I've been doing

I haven't posted for a while and it has been mainly other obsessions keeping me busy. Generally, my philosophy is to put this kind of thing in my sidebar and save the main area for philosophical discussions/wars. I'll get to that. I've been playing correspondence chess as a beta tester on ChesSos, which has been taking up most of my idle net time. I've been reading this book "America - the book" - a citizen's guide to democracy inaction - Very, very funny and also somewhat educational to someone who wasn't brought up on US history. I've also busied myself with worrying about work - to little avail. Even less work (or leisure for that matter) gets done until the object of worry gets improved.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

was using the word inaction intentional?

Marco said...

Yes, that was the blurb on the book inaction as one word.

Andrew Shellshear said...

Did you get to ChessOS via my links? Because it's a hell of a coincidence otherwise!

Marco said...

Yep - I occasionally visit Blogwonky, and I had been meaning to get back into internet chess for a while. It is a great site - and now has suddenly grown in popularity.

Dave said...

I highly recommend "America - The Book" as one of the funniest things I've ever read, although it may or may not help if you share the writers'(Jon Stewart et al) opinion of President Bush the Lesser's qualities.

Marco said...

I hardly think it matters what you think of any president. All it needs is the teeniest bit of cynicism.

Dr. Clam said...

I recommend P. J. O'Rourke's book "Parliament of Whores" as another highly entertaining tour of the American system. It actually dates from the term of Bush the Lesser, so is a step removed from the bitter culture wars of our time...