Anodyne
Saturday, May 04, 2019
 

Charlie Munger, Unplugged [subscription]

"If I have to be a little bit more cheerful about things, then I say to myself, ‘I’m lying, but I’m going to do it anyway.’ [Pause.] I had a son [Teddy] who died [of leukemia in 1955]. I told him he wasn’t going to die. When he started his thing, I lied. It just killed me, but I just lied to him. [Long pause.] He was 9 years old. [Extended pause.] I’m sure I did the right thing, but it hurts. [Clears his throat.]"

Lots of love for Mr. Munger, 95, over here at Anodyne HQ.  No PFB without Charlie, and definitely no Anodyne Inc. either.  One of the very few people I have taken as a role model. Massive contrarian intelligence; independence of mind; rationality; deep concealed empathy.  To get to one of "my" subjects, the Huntington Desert Garden, you walk down a long rectangular alley past the Munger Research Center, and each time I pass it I am reminded of Charlie, whose fine example gave me the impetus to get to the Huntington in the first place, and the means to come back, over & over again, for something like a decade now, to make something of my own.
Friday, May 03, 2019
 
"When someone actually solves a problem that he merely has had ideas about, he believes that he understood the matter all along."  (John R. Pierce)
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
 



Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 

To NYC next week, to see this head-scratcher in person, and some others, too.  NYC friends: high-res JPEGs of the Italian garden triptych warmly welcomed.  You'd think Larry Gagosian would have the financial wherewithal to have an intern update the "Works in Exhibition" thumbnails, but you'd be wrong, at least as of 5:53 PST.

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