[Ads-l] poke the bear

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 15 16:52:15 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "To convince someone that treading water isn't an answer, but poking
> the bear is, takes a special breed that can influence growth."

I have never before seen this concept expressed with greater clarity!
Though I'm not fully convinced, I am somewhat persuaded, given that, in
accord with now-broken tradition, I stay out of the deep end.

BTW, what is the question?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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