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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(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 that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Keep an eye on the sky

We are privileged to witness a heavenly body for the next month or so. No, fellas, not that kind of heavenly body (sadly) but a visitor from the Kuiper Belt who is briefly (in astronomical terms) paying the inner solar system a visit. This comet, called "Pan-STARRS". From what I've read, Pan-STARRS will only be making this one appearance and will not pass our way again.

There is another one, called ISON, due in November. Both are expected to be visible with the naked eye or small telescopes and binoculars.

I suspect that the best views will be in the northern states, rather than down here. That's a pity. But I guess we can't have mild weather and spectacular views of the sky at the same time. Might just spoil us.

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