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Graduation Advice:  Learn To Tie a Bowline (And A Bow Tie) (May 13, 2019)

Posted in Graduation Advice on May 13, 2019 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).”

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K          “Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’19 . . . learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie). . . .  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).”

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K          “And wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps.  Eat dessert.  First.  And learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie).”

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J          “Go East, young person.  Go to Rome, D.C. and get in on the looting before it is too late.”

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[See the “Sunscreen Column”, the Wikipedia article “Wear Sunscreen” and listen to “Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.]

[See the e-commentary at “Graduation Advice:  Eat Dessert.  First. (May 14, 2018)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Chainsaw Safety Chaps; Cut With Care (May 15, 2017)”, “Graduation Advice:  Wear Hearing Protection; Listen Attentively (May 16, 2016)” and the advice to youth at “Go East, Young Person (August 25, 2014)”.] 

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Wear sun screen and hearing protection and chainsaw safety chaps and eat dessert.  First.   And learn to tie a bowline (and a bow tie)

Better to know a knot and not need it than to need a knot and not know it.