So it's been a long break from posting here. We have been under the so called "Polar Vortex" for almost a week now (don't worry Toronto it's coming your way ha, ha) with temps in the -30's and wind chills in the -40's. We have had our share of snow as well. My well head is not usually buried till the end of January, a little early this year.
So in addition to enjoying holiday food and drink, I have been catching up on lots of reading in front of the fire. Here are a few of the titles I have enjoyed, I believe most are available free on the Internet Archive, "The Human Instinct" by Kenneth R. Miller, "How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, "The First Three Minutes" by Steven Weinberg, "The Rise Of Homo Sapiens - The Evolution Of Modern Thinking" by Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn, and finally "A Hedonist Manifesto - The Power To Exist" by modern French philosopher Michel Onfray. Joseph McClellan translated the volume from the French and in his introduction included this rant from one of Christopher Hitchens many books. Print one of these off, and the next time a Jehova's Witness comes to the door hand him one of these, lol.
I mentioned reading but I can't forget some of the great football going on with the NFL playoffs. Every once in a while new young blood shows it's face and you can't help but go "Wow I like his style" It often ends up less than you had expected, Newton and Wilson come to mind. I am looking forward to a very exciting game between the Patriots and the Chiefs this weekend. It's to bad they are in the same Conference. This match up between old blood and new blood would have made for one exciting superbowl. Not to take anything away from who ever moves on between the Saints and Rams.
Brady, 41 years old, overflowing with records. VS Mahomes, 23 years old, can he deliver the proof?