Letting my brain lie fallow

Normally, I open one of these posts by apologizing for not blogging because, honestly, I really meant to blog.  Not this time, though.  I’ve been letting my brain go fallow this weekend.  Aside from it being the dog days of summer, meaning that the politic scene is running stupid, but shallow, I simply need to give my brain a rest.

My misunderstanding of Don Quixote’s very clear statement about the ramifications of SSI is a sign that I just need to slow down, at least mentally, for a few days.  If I’m not listening well to DQ, who is one of the smartest and most interesting people I know, that tells me loud and clear that I’m going to make a hash out of understanding and analyzing dry political articles and news.

I’ll probably be back and in fine fettle tomorrow, but for right now, I’m going to continue to let my brain cells air out on this lovely summer day.

For those who would like an Open Thread, this is it.  I’ve been absolutely delighted by the discussions you all have been having at my other posts, and by the links you’ve been including — especially the old Harper’s magazine article about “Who Goes Nazi.”  Thanks for that one, g6loq.