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Wednesday  September 28th 2011    Tim Candler

      Sometimes worth remembering that by some accounts Socrates had bulging eyes, a peculiar way of walking, irregular bathing habits, and his behaviors too were mostly abnormal.   Today his appearance and manner would more politely be referred to as asymmetrical and ill-disciplined.   The sort of person one avoids in the second hand book store by pretending to be engrossed by "The Rogue" or "Faith In My Fathers" or "The Audacity of Hope" or "Fed Up!"

     He'd limp by, and when it was possible, I'd follow him to see what the Father of Western Philosophy might be reading in the year 2011.  And I reckon he'd wander up and down the aisles, following the scent of Plato, which he would find hidden back there in the dust beside "Wittgenstein's Poker" and "A field Guide to Celtic Fairies" and "The Book Of Runes" and "Frege's Puzzle."

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