I’m going to take a real vacation next year, and take a week or so off and just do stuff I enjoy, with no pressure or obligations. And the one thing I really hope to do is attend the World Humanist Congress in Oxford next August, and then meander north to Scotland. Just because. It’s a good part of the world and seems like a lovely relaxing place to spend a little time and do nothing but think and travel. Also, I’m pinin’ for some Irn Bru.*
But wow, look at the speakers at that meeting. They might jazz up my brain to a non-relaxing, non-somnolent state. Just a risk I’ll have to take, I guess.
(By the way, humanist organizations in general tend to discourage the kind of behavior that asshats take as a given privilege — if you’re looking for a group of people who won’t treat you as a piece of meat, look into the humanists.)