Archives for June 2012
Yeah, it’s a hot one out there.
One last thought on handwriting, concerning the way we all view our penmanship with some blend of curiosity, vanity and shame: “Wow, my handwriting is terrible.” “Wow, my handwriting is beautiful.” “Wow, I haven’t done this in months, except to… continue reading »
“Only know that handwriting and pressing the keys with your fingers are two different physical activities, and a slightly different state of mind comes from each one. Not better or worse, just different.” -Natalie Goldberg, Old Friend From Far Away… continue reading »
“Langdon smiled. ‘You must be a teacher too.’ ‘No, but I learned from a master. My father could argue two sides of a Möbius Strip.’ Langdon laughed, picturing the artful crafting of a Möbius Strip, a twisted ring of paper, which… continue reading »
“Rock n’ Roll” “Rock ‘n Roll” “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Oxford New American gives its blessing to #3, but Oh Sherrie, err, oh man, do I see #1 and #2 used with reckless abandon everywhere and anywhere. We can probably agree… continue reading »
Does this seriously happen every 24 hours? I hope your summer is off to a good start.
“Last The last issue of The Economist implies its extinction; prefer last week’s or the latest issue.” -The Economist Style Guide Does it imply that? Oxford New American Dictionary concedes that “last” can mean “most recent in time; latest”. But… continue reading »
I came across a great post today on another writing blog. It’s better than the one I would have written here. Far be it from me to add to the white noise of the internet.
“I need to bring up radio station KFKD, or K-Fucked, here. . .Out of the right speaker in your inner ear will come the endless stream of self-aggrandizement, the recitation of one’s specialness, of how much more open and gifted… continue reading »
“O, oh. O is confined almost exclusively to religious and poetic contexts. By convention it is always capitalized and never followed by punctuation.” -Bill Bryson, Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words James Joyce snuck it through, but good luck to anyone… continue reading »