Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, as a blogger who had as one of his earliest posts and ode ot hot showers

Hot water, for some reason, is the embodiment of civilisation in my mind, and I enjoy this luxury every single day, thinking that any tear in the fabric of our Western world could bring this down and tragically make hot water disappear from normal daily life.

Showers, toilets, food, sleep. Always get these right first. Then have something to read. Then the rest.

As a note, I read my conclusion again

Anyway, I don't even remember my initial point - is it "enjoy your showers"? In a sense, yes: do enjoy life every day, and remember that we live in a system which we all contribute to create and should defend.

and looked at the date - this was a few months before we found out about my son's sickness. In a very real way, I'm glad that I already had the right mindset before that happened.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 13th, 2007 at 06:12:50 PM EST
Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
That washes the weary mud away!  
A loon is he that will not sing:  
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!  

O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.  

O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured ddown the back.  

O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!  

--J. J. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jun 14th, 2007 at 03:04:57 AM EST
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Just curious how much an urbanite you are: what was the longest trip in the woods you have taken?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jun 14th, 2007 at 08:26:57 AM EST
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