TO SLEEP, TO READ, AND TO SLEEP A WHOLE LOT MORE--
MY IDEA OF A PERFECT SATURDAY
Saturday, as I’m sure I have written before, is my self-designated day of rest. I picked Saturday, not for religious reasons, but because that leaves Sunday available in case my idleness on Saturday fails to achieve the desired result. In truth, I normally do half a day’s work on Saturday but since it is entirely voluntary—as determined by my work ethic—I don’t classify it as work. Really, it all comes down to fooling my mind so that I start the next week reasonably refreshed.
Sleep tends to be my primary goal—and I find if I can sleep it out until mid morning or later, it makes the world of difference. As for reading, my idea of Hell would be a place without books; and I normally have at least one on the go and several stacked up ready to devour.
For sheer relaxation, I tend to read thrillers or military history—though I am not averse to reading an economics book if it is well written (and many are). Economics has become very statistical over the years—to its great disadvantage in my opinion—but, fundamentally, it is (and should be) a study of human behavior as it relates to our universal struggle to make a living. In the process, the human condition is well explored—and therein lies the fascination.