Last day of leave today. I am at home working on a spreadsheet. I’ll probably finish that and then relx the remainder of the day. Likely go lurk and prowl somewhere….

After an intensely busy week I am on lea …

After an intensely busy week I am on leave for a couple days. We are visiting Piglette,Mike, and little Mike. We all went to the fair this afternoon and got rained on. So then Mike and the Women went home and I went to Barnes and Noble where I bought a book: The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior (Paperback) by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein (Author)

What surprises me is the amount of time those discussions get in the US – this ideology, like most, is an extreme simplification that couldnt work alone for 5 days. Its good to have a bit of everything ! How people fail to see that and sometimes spend their life cherishing their abstraction of choice is beyond me.

This quote is from the comments section for a blog post arguing for Libertarianism. I think this comment get it exactly right. Just about all systems of thought or politics make a great deal of sense when taken alone as an abstraction. They all tend to break down when applied to realtiy. The “solution” is to think of the ideologies as a tool box and use ideas that work in the real world; I calll it “eclecticism”.

Yikes, another grueling day at the offic …

Yikes, another grueling day at the office ! I worked from 5:30 to 5:30 ! I am pleased though that I accomplished what I had set for today’s goal. No walk today though; a combination of excessive business at work and a persistent virus lurking in the background. Maybe tomorrow I will walk. So now, after all day on the computer at work I am on the computer at home. Well hell ! Too late to go outside and play and too tired to read. Maybe tomorrow…..

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I bought a “new” lawn mower on the side of the road this afternoon. I just finished cutting the front yard. I am impressed with the machine; very powerful, started right up, and didn’t stall once. Damn thing works better than the new ones I usually get. Gawd, I can feel the heat coming out of my body….

The week has been a whirlwind; finished up some jobs and just when I thought things would slow down, we got a bunch of new claims to do. So I brought some work home. I copied and lengthy list from a pdf to a spreadsheet and now lots of line by line cutting and pasting to get it all into the proper format. Enough for now thoug ! It is time to go lurk and prowl….

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