It’s been a while since Mad Philosopher has had an update; for that, I apologize. I feel that I should give the readers an update on my life and why the blog has slowed down so dramatically in recent weeks.
In the later part of May, I started a new job, moving from a grunt-level facilities position at one church to being a facilities supervisor at a different, larger church/school. The workload at this new position is somewhat overwhelming as I try to get the facility up to code, deal with the State’s regulations, and try to get properly staffed. Hopefully, this overwhelming nature of work will be temporary and, as I make progress in these exercises, it does seem that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, my life has largely been consumed by this workload, making it difficult to find time to get content produced in a timely manner. Since May, all the content that has been produced was mostly completed before I started my new Job and all I had to do was tidy it up and post it. This is why the audio portion of the blog has stopped entirely: audio work takes a lot of time, especially after the recording is completed.
What time has not been consumed by work as been directed at activities a little more close-to-home with more immediate results than the blog seems to have produced, recently.
Supporting local bands, founded by AnCaps and featuring songs like “Prohibition Sucks”.
Making time for father-daughter time, like designing and building a desk/bookshelf with as little guidance as possible.
Starting a mens’ group with my dad, after he begged and pleaded with me to help him out. (It’s odd, we hang out all the time, but the only photos of the two of us together are from Independence Day celebrations.)
I have also been hosting my philosophy club sessions with a fair degree of consistency. Of course the awesomeness of between three and twenty people getting together to drink, eat, and discuss the fundamental nature of reality is to much for mortal eyes, and so no pictures have ever been taken.
I’ve also been doing quite a lot in the category of personal health and fitness, psychological strengthening, family development, and a couple minor entrepreneurial experiments. I hope to be able to make the time to write about each of these other activities in more detail in coming weeks, but we’ll see what happens. For now, I just want to let the readers know I haven’t died or gotten arrested yet, and to thank those who are still around for their patience. In the mean time, you can all watch the raw video of an upcoming “Friendly Argument” segment that I’m still working on getting the audio cleaned up for release: