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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, April 29, 2016

Bored With Me Yet?


I am having a lot of trouble typing  and wondering if that has something to do with what is going on in my life now. I have never been more than a "hunt n' peck" typist anyway but, lately, even that gives me a great amount of trouble. I have been, for the past several years, typing up the results of our Monday golf matches for one of the local papers. That is where I first noticed how hard it is to type things up. Fortunately, the guy at the paper, Jeff, proofreads my stuff and lets me know when I goof on something. I appreciate that. Sometimes, when I read a post I have done here, I'm appalled at the typos I have made. I try to emend the sloppy (to me) text when I see it, though.

Some of the typos are common ones: teh, double words, etc. But many are just what I call "sloppiness." You guessed it, I am a perfectionist, a flawed one but still... I still try to make 3 posts a week but it is getting harder all the time.

Tuesday, I drove up to Winter Haven for some tests at the ENT office there. The testing lasted an hour and, at the end of it, I was wobblier than I thought I would be... If it wasn't for the GPS system in my car, I would not have found the office (or how to get back on the highway (US 27) home. I even had to use that to find the VA admin office a few days earlier and that is local but I forgot just where it was (it turned out I thought it was on a street that was one mile further south)... silly me. But that happens to us all as we age. There's a joke that goes:

If you forget where you parked your car, that's normal, but if you forget you own a car... you are in trouble. Fortunately, that hasn't happened to me yet.

However, if my posting gets a bit haphazard, it is my problem. I am trying (as a friend says... You're very trying...) but my fingers and brain are not up to the job sometimes.

I am hoping to make 2000 posts soon and that may be the point I quit posting.

[18 to go]


2 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

Reminds me of a somewhat-similar saying I learned long ago: Anxiety is the first time you can't do it twice; panic is the second time you can't do it once.

Douglas said...

I have had some anxiety but also panic. Thanks for the chuckle, Tom.