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To be idle and blessed...

From one "fuddy-duddy" to another. Here is a thoughtful tribute to idleness.

Hat Tip to Books Inq.


These thoughts may mark me out as a reactionary anachronism. For my younger readers, I offer the following anecdote in order to provide some perspective on my fuddy-duddyness. Long ago, in my early years of practicing law, I received letters from clients and opposing counsel. These letters arrived in envelopes that had stamps on them. I would take a couple of days to consider how to respond to each letter. I would then write a letter in reply, place it in an envelope, put a stamp on the envelope, and deposit it in a mailbox. I’m not pulling your leg.

Yes, I come from an ancient world. A lost world. Hence my fondness for idleness.