Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(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, February 18, 2014
And Did I Mention I'm Lazy?
This will be a short post. Or, at least, it's intended to be. You see, I write "off the cuff" and do not plan out my posts. I never have, even back in school when I would get assigned some essay on some subject, few of which I was ever interested in at the time.
Oh, they taught me about outlining and how it would help me lay out points in an orderly manner and let me properly frame my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. Which, I suppose, is how we should do it here in blogs. I am sure a number of bloggers do that. I don't. I just open a text editor and try to think of a subject. Then I try to write something about that subject.
I do not have a writer's discipline. I suspect I have no discipline at all except I know I do. I quit drinking completely... twice... I quit smoking hundreds of times before it "took." I found the secret to quitting smoking the night my son was born. The secret is simple: have a reason. An important one. One you cannot forget. After that, it isn't very difficult. Granted, I had been smoking for only 12 years. I started smoking when I was 12 years old. I quit when I was 24. I never let myself smoke too much during those 12 years. That made quitting much easier, I suspect.
But this isn't about smoking or kicking that habit. In fact, it isn't about anything at all. It's about putting some words on my blog.