Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ralph C. Hamilton — His Memory is a Blessing

Ralph C. Hamilton, a personal assistant of Alfred Korzybski's in the late 1940s, died yesterday, in his 90s after a brief period of failing health. You'll read about Ralph and some of what he had to say about his friend Alfred in Korzybski: A Biography. Ralph gave me a tremendous amount of time and help; we became friends and I'll miss him. I had just sent Ralph a bound galley proof of the book and his son, Bruce, told me that he was able to tell his father that it was out, and the he (Ralph) had a prominent place in it. Ralph smilingly replied, 'That will ensure my notoriety.' 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From the Stray Thought Bin – 'Experts'

Some experts end up making problems overly complicated, as opposed to experts who end up making solutions as simple as possible. 

Quote of the Day- Words and Deeds

"Easier said than done."
—American Folk Saying (some variant in many different cultures).