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By Mike Sunderland
Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View 

A Grey-Haired Point of View Part 3

T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. Part 1


March 10, 2021

I can visualize readers shaking their heads and asking, “What in the world is T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L.? It would be great if I could take credit for this attention-compelling device, but it comes from a science fiction story written by Robert Heinlein titled “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress.” It pops ups frequently throughout the story and serves to emphasize a very vital message the author presents in this work of fiction.

So you won’t have to buy the book to decode the message, here it is in plain language: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. I believe that T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. was...

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