Happy Square Root Day.

I wish I was on top of my game enough to notice the mathematical significance of today's date without being told about it on the evening news. In my defense, though, I hadn't really looked at the calendar.

There are days though where I feel that my intellectual prowess isn't what it used to be. Or maybe what I thought it used to be was mostly a delusion. But I fit in a Sudoku or a crossword puzzle here or there. And I try to intermingle my readings of Star Wars and Stephen Lawhead novels with classics, as well as nonfiction pursuits (I'm awaiting the next installment of Thomas Cahill's Hinges of History series). Not to mention that I am learning new things. But sometimes I just feel a little dumber than I used to (or that I'm not remembering things as well). Maybe I should be watching that Dr. Daniel Amen special on TPT instead of The Big Bang Theory on DVD. But, as the writer of Ecclessiastes said, "Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body" (Ecc. 12:12). (The irony is that I'd love to write some books myself.)

Anyway, I know it's important to keep the brain sharp. It's also pointless to make that your main pursuit in life. So, I'll keep on learning--and continue to have a fair amount of fun along the way. After all, Charlie Chaplin was a genuis, wasn't he? I think my point has been made.

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