Compliance With Necessities | e=mc2andallthat

​But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of life glides on smoothly, or is ruffled by small obstacles and frequent interruption.

–Samuel Johnson, A Journey To The Western Isles (1775)

Another day, another drachma. (Teachers aren’t paid enough for it to be counted in dollars.) And a new…

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