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  • In addition to a few items which are too early to write about, I am digging through my old notes from a lecture course on statistical physics in preparation for my mini essay on quantum uncertainty and life, which has been pending already for more than a year. To give this more priority, I postponed reading Harris Dimitriadis' book until after my time-out. Nevertheless, progress is slow because the lion share of the time-out goes to pleasure and preparations for future pleasure, and also because…
  • Both philosophy and theoretical physics are the kind of activities for which great pleasure comes after the pain of sorting things out. This is what I mean with preparations for future pleasure. Some of those preps are tough but the pleasure gained with each success or at least a lesson learned is worth the pain.