Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Reading news sites, weblogs, email, and other internet-based media, while in certain respects a valuable and enriching activity, is also an extremely addictive and easy way to idly fritter away an unconscionable amount of time that might otherwise be devoted to other activities that are equally or more valuable and enriching;


Starting immediately, the signer of this post shall not open or use any web browsing software on any computer or other electronic device unless he has already that day spent at least two full hours engaged in one or more of the following activities:

Reading a book.
Interacting with family members.
Engaging in physical exercise.
Writing something other than a weblog post.

Signed March 26, 2003,

Chris Newman

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