Coming Soon:

The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

To contact me about organizing, email me at rpwolff750@gmail.com




Total Pageviews

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SIMPLE PLEASURES

These are, for me, deeply depressing times.  I genuinely do not know how I am going to maintain some measure of equanimity, day by day, in what I now am forced to consider my declining years.  In these circumstances, I find that I need to take such simple pleasures as I can find, merely to preserve my sanity.

Susie and I have been watching The Young and the Restless pretty faithfully for twenty-eight years or so.  We cannot watch it when we are in Paris, of course, but since nothing ever happens in a soap, that doesn't make much difference.

Y&R, as it is known, is the premier soap, on for an hour, not a half hour, five days a week.  New characters are constantly being introduced, but a few central characters [and the actors who play them] have been on the show so long that they feel like members of the family.  A few moments ago, Tracy showed up again for one of her rare appearances [Tracy Abbot, sister of Jack and Ashley, for those in the know.]  It was sweet, sort of like when Han Solo, played as always by Harrison Ford, showed up in The Force Awakens.

A simple pleasure.

No comments: