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Thursday, January 7, 2016

A pill for everything

Paul Andersen at The Aspen Times
"Robert Maynard Hutchins used to quip that he got his exercise being pallbearer for his athletic friends.
[...]
"Mortimer Adler, the philosopher laureate of Aspen, had the same mindset. During an interview I did with him in the late 1980s, Adler described his process for writing a book: He wrote a chapter a day until it was done. Adler said he worked from 5 to 11 a.m. and then rested.

"When I asked how he rested, suggesting that he might go for a stroll in the West End, where he was living, he raised his eyebrows and humphed: 'I wouldn’t walk across the street if I didn’t have to.' ..."

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