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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.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I don't have much to say today. It is not because I had a bad day at golf (just a mediocre one) or that I have no thoughts to share. Quite the opposite about those thoughts though I am not so happy to share them. When I turned on my laptop and checked my email, I came across one from my friend in Corona, California.

Yes, that friend. The one I went off to visit. He did not have good news to report. What he had was more bad news. The cancer is spreading wider and faster than was first thought.

I am not happy. And I do not wish to try to be happy right now.

One of the things he said to me before I left was that, in spite of what he was going through, it was really nice to know that he had friends and that people still thought about him even though he had not been in touch with them for many years.

Reach out to old friends. Tell those close to you that you love them. Do not put these things off.

Because you never know.


Neo said...

yes I have to agree with that, last winter I was confronted with the situation as an old friend I had not been in touch with lost his father, also a good friend of mine. I was fortunate enough to hear the bad news and was able to pay last respects to Mike's dad.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

so sorry to hear about this

IB said...

Very valuable advice, Douglas. I am sorry your friend is not well.