Gaillard: What it means is that you don’t have the time or energy to personally fight every bad thing in the world. So you have to be smart about it. Do your research. Have some strategy. And if there’s no possible way to win a fight, don’t pick that one. Don’t be stupid and burn yourself out just for the sake of principle.

Here. This file is all copies and mimeographs, but wear the gloves anyway.

Me, I’m not going to pick a fight with Ann Walker about who she hires. Or about anything else, frankly. She’d just fire me.

Then I’m out of a job, can’t pay the rent, my kid has to drop out of college — and for what? Nothing. Like the song says — you gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.

You also gotta know when to take a break.

Jany: After I find the translation for this document. The original’s all Greek to me.

Gaillard: Don’t be silly. That one’s Akkadian.