ASK DR. BOLI.

Dear Dr. Boli: I read once where Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau or some guy with three names said, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” I was wondering what you thought of that quotation, because my wife and I have been arguing about it. —Sincerely, Harper W. Pennington-ffink, President, Butler Street Ornamental Filigree Corporation.

Dear Sir: Dr. Boli thinks it would have been less complicated just to say “Simplicity!” and be done with it.