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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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


As I was running about on Sunday, hunting for glue to repair my cheapo golf shoes (I have a spare pair to use in the meantime) on which the soles are separating, I began to muse about woman. Not women, woman... the word and what it means.

Being male, I have often heard the word "man" used in various ways: man up, be a man, and so on... but what about "woman?" You never hear "Be a woman!" or "woman up!" Growing up male I have often wondered what "being a man" means. It means different things depending on context, like many things I ponder, but what does "being a woman" mean? Do young girls know? Do women know?

I have thought, since my teens, that women improve with age; that women are somehow better than girls. Somewhere close to thirty, female humans blossom into their utmost form. As I passed thirty myself, I began to think that forty was the optimal age for women. And later it became 50-ish, maybe even 60. Perhaps women don't so much improve with age but that I broaden my horizons as I age.

To get back to golf shoes... Why do they fall apart so easily? They shouldn't, they aren't worn much, a few hours a couple of days (three, in my case) a week. Yet, they do not last. They invariably suffer separation of the sole (no, not soul, that's another issue altogether). You would think they'd last a lot longer than they do. Maybe I'll go back to wearing cross-trainers for golf.

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