Saturday, February 19, 2011

Long ride!

Yesterday we drove from Riverton, WY to Sioux City, IA-- 700 miles! Yeah Ellen! We finished the biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein (reading aloud) that we've been working on for over a year. What a fascinating, brilliant, troubled, productive, thought-provoking life! We both have been touched by him. I think we'll be exploring some of his ideas further. I already have "downloaded" a work by one of his closest friends, Maurice O'C Drury, titled The Danger of Words and love what I've read so far. Drury was a psychiatrist in Dublin, very much influenced by Wittgenstein. The chapter on "Madness and Religion" is particularly "right on."

Today we'll drive across Iowa and Illinois to Bartlett, IL. A mere 460 miles!

1 comment:

  1. Stay safe...thoughts from the far west keeping you from sliding off the road...xxoo B