PEIRCE-L Digest 1304 -- February 20, 1998

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Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Re: Luck Received!!!
	by joseph.ransdell[…] (ransdell, joseph m.)
  2) Re: Tom Anderson's death
	by "George W. Stickel" 


Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:37:04 -0600
From: joseph.ransdell[…] (ransdell, joseph m.)
Subject: Re: Luck Received!!!
Message-ID: <000c01bd3e50$12ca5e40$111627d1[…]>

Hey, Dennis -- you just got past a major hurdle and so it's recreation
time, not time to crank the pressure up further.  Don't worry about
keeping up with peirce-l until after you've gotten things spaced out
again in a way you can live with.  We will still be here, moving with
all deliberate slowness, and doubtless ready to go back earlier if
necessary, We don't put much stock in Descartes here, but he was no
slouch as a philosopher, and he said that he only put in a few hours a
year in first-order thought (doing metaphysics, grounding science
apodictically, stuff like that), a few hours a day in second-order
thinking (easy stuff like doing mathematical physics), and the rest of
the time he just relaxed and enjoyed the life of the ordinary person,
and he urged his followers to do the same so they wouldn't suffer from
premature burn-out (I reword him slightly here ;-) ).  It is true that
with that attitude he would never have gotten tenure, but you don't have
to worry about that yet!  And wasn't it Bill Overcamp himself who talked
about smelling the flowers?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Bradley Knepp 
To: Multiple recipients of list 
Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Luck Received!!!

> I feel that I am sending nothing but empty promises.  This weekend
>is the "Prospective Student Weekend" where we fly in the potential new
>grad students for interviews and parties.  So, my free time has been
>completely consumed by this and will be for the next few days.  Thus,
>intelligent response from me for a while more.
> Geeez!  After this build-up I better have something worthwhile to
>say!  The pressure, the pressure!
> --Dennis Knepp, Washington University in St. Louis
>On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, BugDaddy wrote:
>> Dennis Bradley Knepp  wrote:
>> >Now I need to read the "New List" comments that I have
>> >been saving so that I can give some sort of intelligent response.
>> I eagerly await your response.
>> -----------------------------------
>> "In essentials unity, in nonessentials diversity,
>>          in all things charity"
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>  Life is a miracle waiting to happen.
>> -----------------------------------
>>          William  Overcamp
>> -----------------------------------


Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 21:39:29 -0500
From: "George W. Stickel" 
To: peirce-l[…]
Subject: Re: Tom Anderson's death
Message-ID: <[…]>

To his family and friends.
I mourn in silence (as a 48 year old, with a wife and three children),
valuing his comments and personality that came through this white screen.
Good-bye Tom and thank you.




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