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October 19th, 2008 (10:08 pm)

  • 00:19 Going over notes for the Tolkien walk - am annoyed at how little of his biography I remember. #
  • 00:27 @Sammee42 One of our Conservatives is planning to give away £900million to charity on his death, says The Sunday Times. #
  • 00:28 @Sammee42 Otherwise, the more wealthy, the more 'free' you can be, in some classical liberal thought. #
  • 00:38 @Sammee42 I was thinking that being rich makes you more free in the sense that you are better able to exercise civic virtue, not give $ away #
  • 00:38 @Sammee42 ...but I like to think I'm more the almsgiving type. #
  • 00:42 (which sounds rather self-conscious and self-congratulatory) #
  • 00:56 (definitely too image-conscious here.) #
  • 11:48 Musing on the role of the internet as confessional, and still not reminding myself about Tolkien in Oxford. Must stop. #
  • 18:57 @tree_and_leaf I'd not heard St Patrick's Breastplate before, but have now read it at Cyberhymnal. The sea verse anticipates Dylan Thomas! #
  • 21:58 Eating a blackcurrant sponge in the belief that it might cure my headache (which was there before I looked at my tax form). #
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Posted by: helflaed (helflaed)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)

Tax forms are enough to give anyone a headache. At least you don't leave it until jan 29 like normally do.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)

Well the due date for paper forms is now 31 October, and I'm using one of those this year rather than filing online...

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)

I did mine last week!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)

You are a wise man...

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)

Possibly, but I don't think doing my tax form more than half-way through the next tax year is necessarily an indication of this ...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)

Wiser than me, then (ten days to go...)

Posted by: sammee42 (sammee42)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

Civic virtue meaning public service?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 20th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)

They are similar concepts, yes, though civic virtue in the sense it might have been understood by Thomas Jefferson might have included more expectations of disinterest.