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Re: Tevis Horse Rescuer Tries to Shed Some Light
In a message dated 8/13/00 5:18:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< APOLOGY? APOLOGY? TO TOM????
You must be out of your mind!!!!!
I wouldn't even *think* of offering an apology to Tom, the king of
curmudgeons. Why he'd chew me up and spit me out just for starters. No way
am I apologizing to him. Not fur nuthin. Why I'd rather ride that bucking
horse you all have been writing about. But send a good old high five? Yep, I
do that regularly.
Pat Super >>
...if the "check is in the mail" statement proves to be true, eh?
It appears that there are going to be a lot of high fives to pass around.
That's good. David Putnam appears to be far more useful than the bronc--in
fact, he just may be called upon to rescue the horse someday. Usefulness is a
cause I can, with good conscience, support. The check goes in the mail
Wait and see, then I'll take the high five.
Apology? Naw. If I had to apologise to every decent person I've had a little
dustup with, it would take the rest of my life. A good sincere fistfight
should end in a handshake. A nod of respect for the opponent's well-aimed
blows. Anyone who enters the arena of ideas has to be ready to take some hard
licks--and I've taken my share here, where the minds are sharp and quick. But
that's why I step into the arena--not to hear myself talk. I want to wrestle
with concepts, have my thoughts tempered with fire.
If, instead, I sat here unmolested, thinking conjurings of my own imagination
and my own faulty interpretation of the things I read and experience, then
I'd gradually develop a hardened, inviolable set of beliefs. That's living
I want my mind to be free, and freedom always extracts a price. If that price
turns out to be only an occasional bruise--hey, fair deal. More than fair.
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