The last few days I’ve been working on some paperwork for our “friends” at the revenue service. It’s never fun and, no matter how hard you try, you can’t avoid it. Believe me…I’ve tried.

The amazing thing is that once you get it over with you feel so much better. It’s one of those necessary evils and the price we pay to live within our society. I guess compared to most of the rest of the world we come out ahead. Like most Americans I complain about taxes but I also realize that they are a necessary part of our culture. We could do without them…but then we’d eventually become like many of the third world countries. No resources…no infrastructure…none of the benefits that we’ve come to depend upon in our world.

This [preparing my tax return] is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher.
Albert Einstein