I am currently in Florida visiting my friends and family over Christmas break, so my already slow stream of posts is likely going to shrivel up entirely unless I have a moment of inspiration and the time to get away from everyone to write my thoughts down. Although I’m not reading any philosophy at the moment, I am reading a lot of fiction over the break. I just finished rereading Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune and I am now starting on Isaac Asimov’s classic Foundation series for the first time. Both authors are masters at the craft of galactic world building. I also picked up Neal Stephenson’s epic novel Anathem, which I am very excited about.