One of the things I am acutely aware of at the moment is that I don’t use my brain enough. With this in mind I have finally accepted middle age and started listening to Radio Four in the hopes that I absorb information while I’m making bolognese.
It was working quite well. I heard a book review of something I found interesting and instantly forgot what it was called. And I learnt a bit about bionic arms yesterday. I can’t remember any of it obviously but it’s a development.
I don’t yet listen to the Archers. But I don’t think that farming knowledge is particularly relevant in my current line of unemployment.
So I did my usual thing this morning or returning home from school and turning the radio on while I tidy up the breakfast thing. Melvyn Bragg was discussing the philosophy of epicureanism. Is this some kind of a joke? All I wanted was some gentle mental stretching not a full on brain gymnastics.
I turned it off and listened to Sean Keaveny. Thank God for Richard Hawley.
Surely there is a happy medium? I’m adding developing current affairs/cool alternative non commercial music radio programme to my to do list.
For now I’ll try again later. I can cope with Woman’s Hour but I’m turning it off if anyone mentions Latin. And I’m typing while listening to Athlete. That will do nicely.