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.