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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, July 15, 2016

I'm Back!

I still have problems with balance and dexterity but I did make it back from Georgia. I might not have mentioned that I was going there but I took a couple of weeks and traveled to Ringgold (a small town in northwest Georgia... just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tn.) The reason for my trip? To visit my wife's sister and others... her brother was visiting also, as were her nephew, her niece and her niece's husband... I was happy to see them all but was more glad we made it there without an accident or other mishap.

The drive up was nerve-wracking to say the least. We took our time, though, a nine hour trip we took in two days, staying overnight in Tifton, Ga. But it was worth it. The only real traffic was through Atlanta.

On the way back, we met with an old friend and co-worker, Mike, near Dallas, Ga on Friday. A nice guy who we stayed with the week after we married and moved to northern Virginia.

It was good to see him again and, hopefully, we'll get a visit from him next year for the races here next March (Sebring 12-hour). We took a night at a hotel in the area of Marietta (just north of Atlanta) to take advantage of the Saturday traffic in Atlanta. It was still bad, though, but I managed to get through it.

We stayed in Ocala that night and then drove home on Sunday... to find my irrigation pump had not run several times so the lawn was yellow in large spots. I managed to get it working the next day and also watered my thirsty(!) plants on the back porch.

Hope you all had a good week.

[Politics Corner]

There are reasons I am no longer a Democrat... many of them. I have come to view the Democratic Party as the Party of hypocrisy. I listened to Hillary's speech in Illinois the other day, she took a shot at Trump for being a purveyor of the politics of fear. I thought, "wasn't that what she was doing at that moment?" and "wasn't that what the Democratic Party has been doing for years? Sowing fear and hatred of the Republican Party?"
I have fear... fear of more liberal Supreme Court Justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Fear of more and more debt. Fear of policies that will destroy this country. Fear of policies that will, not may, increase the prospect of terrorism in this country.
Yes, I am afraid.


Barbara said...

Me too. Feeling completely lost with no candidate to vote for.

Douglas said...

Tis a pity... a choice between a socialist-endorsed money-grubber (and possible corrupt politician) and a billionaire with weird hair an even weirder tan who "shots from the lip." Or we could vote for the Libertarian...

Tom Sightings said...

Welcome back! Perhaps, like you, I'm a "lapsed" Democrat. Actually I still am a registered Democrat, altho' I admit I'm about as much a Democrat as I am a Catholic ... as in, I used to go to church. But is it possible to view Democrats not as hypocrites but, like Christians, just everyday sinners who fail to live up to their ideals?

Douglas said...

Tom, it doesn't matter. I think we, as a country, are so divided now that half the country will hate the other half no matter who gets elected president.