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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.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

If you want to take a nap, you might want want to park the car first


Well, we survived the first 7 hours on the Great American Freeway. A small accomplishment to some, I'm sure, but I no longer commute to and from work. Journeys on the interstates are obviously fraught with danger. The "bitter clingers" were out in force, as were the clustering folks and the same old wandering semis. I probably haven't mentioned the wandering semis before.

A wandering semi is that huge tractor-trailer rig that can't seem to avoid keeping the trailer in his lane. For the most part, this is not a big problem... unless you happen to be alongside at the time. It is scary to glance to your right (or left) and notice nothing but a large box made of metal seemingly inches from your car. And there never seems to be a good escape from it. It gets really bad on 6 lane interstates when you are the "meat" in a semi sandwich.

I try not to panic in those situations because panic rarely helps. And, really, what can you do?

And tomorrow it begins all over again.

1 comment:

Tom Sightings said...

My sympathies. I do everything I can to try to avoid getting myself into those sandwich situations on the Great American Stressways. But I know it's not always possible. Safe home!