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Thanks for the meeting notes. I found the passage we discussed last night. "Gosh! Gosh! Gosh!" is "Zut! Zut Zut!" in the original French.


Tom, how can we keep up with you? How do you remember everything that was said? Bravo! Thank you so much for the full re-cap.

I came on line to see about the gosh gosh gosh too. I couldn't find it at first because the translation has apparently re-arranged whole chunks of these passages.

I'd still claim there isn't really moralizing judgement about writers and privileging the slow over immediate. What I understand is that initial, spontaneous responses are neither true nor profound in the ways that slow, measured examination and hard-won understanding are. Zut, zut, zut, zut.

(And, true to form, I am delighted to be right about the drain issue!)

Tom C.

Of course you were right on the drain issue. I should have known to defer to you immediately, on any matter of dispute. I've got another one for you... Why is it that the Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year, and then the days get longer after that, and yet winter still goes on, and even gets more dreary, until March? Wondering that this morning.

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