Happy birthday to the one and only!

Our spirit guide, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, was born on this day in 1742 in Ober-Ramstadt.

As will be explained on this site elsewhere — some day — Lichtenberg was the inspiration for the Lichtenbergian Society, my bunch of creative friends who decided to toast their own procrastination.

Why, you ask?

Because in his Wikipedia article, there is this one fabulous sentence:

Lichtenberg was prone to procrastination. He failed to launch the first ever hydrogen balloon, and although he always dreamed of writing a novel à la Fielding’s Tom Jones, he never finished more than a few pages.
— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Christoph_Lichtenberg

That's all it took for us to recognize a kindred spirit, and on the winter solstice of 2007, Lichtenbergianism was born.

Technically, Lichtenbergianism took a while to develop as a semi-coherent approach to the creative process. It was only after a couple of years of dedicated procrastination that we noticed that we were all being more productive than we were before, and it was a while after that that I began to boil down the common threads of our creative efforts.

Those are the Nine Precepts, and you can read about them in the menu above.  Maybe not today, of course, because that would be pushing it on this international holiday.

So raise your glass to Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, the founder of the feast!