Normblog's writer's choice feature this week is a brilliant little piece on Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle by Frank Cottrell Boyce. I particularly liked this:
What the journal describes is a clever young man with time to kill in an amazing place, a brilliant mind at play. In an age of attainment targets, critical paths and self-assessment, it's a radiant reminder of the profound importance of idleness and irresponsibility.
Oh well, back to work.