I was cleaning up, going through old papers, when I found this email that had been sent to me:
You can get in a lot of trouble saying simple (true) things in such a way as they cannot be misunderstood. Shame on you. I thought people with graduate degrees all knew better than to be clear, concise, and to the point.
Any data set can be tortured until it confesses.
Of all the things I miss because I’m trying to follow the kashrut – the kosher laws – this is the one I truly miss, big time.
As someone who – on occasion – finds himself wearing pretty-much black from head to toe, and who has had comments aimed at him, I may need to try this.