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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.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Plan is to Put a Dome Over it All and Air Condition it


It's hot. I mean that in the worst way possible. I mean that it is blistery hot with humidity that stops just short of being a mass of water enveloping us all. It is so hot that your brain melts. And then fries like that proverbial egg on the sidewalk.

You would think we would be used to this. You'd be wrong. You never get used to this. I have been in the desert with temps of 115 and higher and the humidity so low that it sucks the moisture from your body. Your eyes hurt from the gravelly feel of the lids sliding over them , your nose bleeds, your skin feels like leather (and looks like it also... if you stay out in the sun at all).  But this is worse. This is like drowning in an overheated hot tub.

And there is no relief.



2 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

Come north, Douglas, for the mountain breezes and the soft sea air -- and where you can comfortably play golf in the middle of the day!

Douglas said...

Pay my way?