Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Niebuhrian Inspirations


The latest two PhD Comics are, I'm sure, familiar to many of you.  They work especially well for me as the kid's name is apparently Sophie.


On these occasions, I try to think about how many groundbreaking scholarly works have been typed one-handed while a kid is yanking on the other.  More than a few, I imagine. This also reminds me of Reinhold Niebuhr's dedication page for The Nature and Destiny of Man:

To my wife
URSULA
who helped, and
To my children
CHRISTOPHER and ELIZABETH
who frequently interrupted me
in the writing of these pages

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