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July 23, 2010

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El Loco

Thanks for your discussion on certainty this week. Personally, what I always tell myself isn't "am I right or wrong?" but rather, "I think I'm right . . . unless I'm wrong." If you're really pursuing the truth, you can't be a slave to certainty. Because (a) one may be wrong or (b) what was right at one time may not be right at a different time.

I'm only certain that everything changes.

jill i

Thanks for sharing the Keb Mo piece. Love him and his music. Saw him at the Woodland Park Zoo some years ago.

Barry Briggs

El Loco - you're RIGHT!

Thanks, Jill. He's a great performer - and I think this is a hard song to perform (as the drummer's error makes clear).

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