Sharing 'Seeking Widsom' from Philadelphia Weekly


Recently, I stumbled upon one of my favorite contributions to a newspaper I’ve ever read, “Seeking Wisdom,” a note by Philadelphia Weekly‘s Editor Tim Whittaker from last

Whenever he was facing a dilemma or required a bit of counseling or simply needed relief from the assault of everyday fools, he’d hunt down Wisdom. Ethical crisis, love impasse, job dustup, financial quandary, whatever, Wisdom was his go-to guy. With Wisdom, he learned, it was best to express your predicament quickly and directly.

“Cut to the chase, my man,” he’d say the second a story seemed it might have a beginning and a middle.

Once, five years back, he went to Wisdom torn up about two girls he thought he liked equally. Wisdom asked if he was certain beyond doubt he couldn’t keep both.

Certain, he told Wisdom.

“Tragic,” Wisdom said, sorrow filling his voice.

Read more of it here at PW.

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