My Marantz 2235 receiver died today
The amplifier section rolled craps. I think I bought this in 1976 and at has stood strong as many others came and went. Gave it to my sister and got it back when she moved twenty years ago. It was in my wife's art studio and I swapped it for a JVC receiver I bought at Goodwill for $12. So she's happy, but I'm contemplating throwing this away and the memories are flooding through my mind.
Our reason is quite satisfied, in 999 cases out of every 1000 of us, if we can find a few arguments that will do to recite in case our credulity is criticized by someone else. Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
- William James, from The Will to Believe, a guest lecture at Yale University in 1897