Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In the precincts...

You know you're not dealing with someone of wisdom when he utters the words "just a story." Nothing is "just a story," not even a story.


djr said...

Just a story: once I had a friend who had a tendency to invite me over to his place to have some beers, but then would get very nasty with me about how I kept coming over to his place to drink his beer. This was not because I never bought beer for him, and it even happened in times when I made it very clear that I couldn't afford to chip in. Still, the guy would switch within the space of a half an hour between eagerly offering me another beer, even imploring me to have one, and treating me like a parasite who was putting him in debt. This all might have made sense is the guy were an alcoholic or even if we'd managed to drink too much in the meantime, but this was all over a very reasonable amount of drinking. Eventually, I decided to buy the guy a 12 pack of beer, leave it on his porch, and never talk to him again. I don't know if he got the message.

Just a story.

Another story: I realized today that I somehow have Thomas Pink's little book on Free Will on my shelf and thought of you. Have you read it? Should I? How did it get on my shelf?

Codgitator (Cadgertator) said...

I would like to read his larger book on the psychology of free will, but his Oxford book(let) on free will only has mixed reviews at Amazon. I once collaborated with him and some others on a defunct blog.