Welcome welcome welcome. I like the handle and already warned that he would acquire the sobriquet "Brother ew!"
The Colorado fire thing is a little tense right now as well, but I want to dwell on the positive. We have an enlightened new author; Lopez and Morrison have been reasserted; and AG Holder has been held in contempt by the House 255-67. All in all, a very good day!
Well "Ellis," you sound like a pretty fine fellow but have you actually read Aristotle? And for someone with such high standards, what's with all the typos?
Ha ha ha! Hey Robert, Down boy! :) As Heinlein would surely say in this situation, "Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naïve, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as "empty," "meaningless," or "dishonest," and scorn to use them. No matter how "pure" their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best." Not that I think you are any of young, naïve, or unsophisticated.
Welcome to the blog, brother ew. (Better than brother eeew.) If you have anything at all to do with oil production, even in spirit, you're already a friend of mine. We'll quibble about all of those capitalized words later but for now, a fine starting point.
And I couldn't tell - are you still in government? If so you are one brave sonofa-
Didn't mean to sound too harsh. Ellis seems like a fellow traveler, and if he likes RAH then he's already on my good side...and I've read only about half of Aristotle myself so humility might be in order.
Did I miss the original Aristotle reference? I've looked and looked and haven't found it.
I was taking the capitalized Good, True and Beautiful for Aristotle's Transcendentals.
My public school education fails me again. Look out brothers. The bar has been raised 'round here!