Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle just disappeared from the blog. Sorry!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We are gathered here today to annoy Douglas
We all engage in rituals at some point during our lives. Confirmations, Bar (or Bas) Mitzvahs, graduations, weddings, military inductions, oaths of office, and birthday celebrations are the most common.
There are also informal rituals...
Shaking hands, or bowing (Asian), when meeting someone. "High fives" after a score...why do fans at home and in the stands do this, though? A kiss or hug goodbye/hello. The seemingly obligatory "dance" in the end zone. A batter's luck ritual just before he steps into the batter's box. The golfer's setup before hitting a ball (watch Keegan Bradley sometime). I am sure you can think of many more (just try not to now). I avoid them whenever I can. I hate rituals. Always have. I understand their purpose, I understand that others enjoy them and appreciate them, but I don't.