# Catch up
### Entered in spacemacs on RPoJ via ssh from Xylophar
### Soundtrack - The sound of a running fan
It has been a busy month. I was in Houston, Texas for seven
days earlier this month. Monsoon made the weather tolerable.
I will be in Colorado all next week on business. So much to
## Reading updates
I took a break from philosophical reading and purchased a
copy of _The Alchemist_ by Coelho at the Houston airport.
I really enjoyed this novel. The Hermetic thread throughout
the tale was right up my ally.
Since I was fictionally already in the area of Spain, I
then bought a copy of _Don Quixote_ since it has been on my
_to read_ list for years. I am 200 pages in so far, and find
myself completely enamoured with this book. I had done
extenssive research into the entirety of gnostic thought
years ago. The troubadors, Cathars, and the chivalric/courtly
traditions are firmly embedded in this world view. The words
and thought processes that come from the person of Quixote
display a saterical view of this tradition.
I have about three other books on the back burner ready to
pick back up when I am done living in the 16th century...