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Thoughts in songs

December 29, 2012 - In a recent book review in the Wall Street Journal, Joseph Epstein wrote the following, quoting Yip Harburg, the song ly...
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Wisdom

December 18, 2012 - Wisdom is one of those words whose very articulation contributes to what it purports to represent. It comes forth gently...
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On caution

December 11, 2012 - In The First Circle, Alexander Solzhenitsyn has his protagonist say, "If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human...
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Monte Hall Problem revisited yet again

December 09, 2012 - Here is the Monte Hall problem. There once was a game show called "Let's Make a Deal", the famous emcee was a gentleman...
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In memoriam: Dave Brubeck

December 05, 2012 - Jazz great Dave Brubeck died today at age 91. Just three weeks ago, in an antique store in New Braunfels, TX, I made a f...
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