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Hold That Thought!

“Hold that thought,” said the office administrator with outstretched hand, signalling a friendly “stop.”  I was in the middle of making a routine request for her assistance. Hold that thought, an idiomatic was of saying, often by way of interruption, “Wait a second, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Road to Wisdom

The Road to Wisdom? — Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again, but less and less and less.  (Piet Hein, 1905-1996, The Road to Wisdom) The efficient and insightful poetry of Piet Hein (which … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Others…on Learning

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  –Pablo Picasso I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of … Continue reading

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