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Monday, August 7, 2017

Solvitur ambulando

Word(s) of the day: “solvitur ambulando” - ‘it is solved by walking’ (Latin). Diogenes, then St Augustine, Thoreau & Chatwin, inter alia.

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  1. It is solved by walking.
    If I had any heroes, I suppose St. Augustine would be one of them. What a brilliant mind and philosopher.

    Solvitur ambulando may have more meaning than a first glance might reveal. I remember my baseball experience as a young man. Whenever I would get hit by a wild pitch or a bad hop at shortstop, the coach would say to me, “walk it off.” Walking may have greater powers than just resolving haunting paradoxes or antinomies.

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    1. I'd love to talk baseball with you sometime, George. Maybe take in a Sounds game? By the way: Stephen Jay Gould, the evolutionary biologist, had a terrific baseball book you might enjoy: "Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball"... and baseball figures prominently also in his "Full House"... See, more potential common ground!

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  2. I do believe that Gros will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for that introduction Dr. O.

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    1. If you liked that, Brandon, I'll bet you'd love Rebecca Solnit's "Wanderlust: A History of Walking"...

      Happy trails! And happy tunes!! Good luck with your expanded family, wherever you wander.

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