Congrats to Richard

Everyone should stop by and tell Richard of Philosophy, etcetera congratulations. He was accepted by pretty much every top analytical philosophy program in the U.S., and after a whirlwind tour of the states, has chosen Princeton.

Richard's was one of the first blogs I read (and I think he was one of the first to read mine), so when he's a world famous philosopher in a few years, I'll be able to say, "I knew him when..."

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