Monthly Archives: September 2009

Writing Beautifully

Reading last night, nearing completion of this book, I came across these thoughts:   “If prose is to be as well written as poetry –the old hope of modernists–novelists and readers must develop their own third ears. We have to … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading, Ninth Grade

Curiosity always gets the best of me. From wondering about how one would go about home schooling a child I bought a book, well, a couple of books. Home Learning, Year by Year, by Rebecca Rupp has a really neat … Continue reading

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How to Critique

On sffworld.com, got into a discussion on how to review stories. The person asking for help just wanted some idea of what to look for and why. I was pretty non-helpful in my replies but it got me to thinking … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

The Lady in the Shire is always coming up with surprises. For years she has been complaining about the lack of decent income, the necessity of educating two children, the unavailability of time to devote to writing the next great … Continue reading

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Decision, Decisions

Acting on information gained from the Radical Thorn, I downloaded NAMO WebEdit. Lo, and behold, this program downloaded our site with no difficulty. I am also able to edit each page. Isn’t that awesome? Now, the other side of the … Continue reading

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How Mathematicians Get Into Trouble

Consider the symbol: ∞ In Dictionary of Mathematics, Millington & Millington,  Barnes & Noble Books, 1966, the term is defined as “the state of being infinite, unlimited. The concept can involve the concepts of numerical or spatial boundlessness. In geometry, … Continue reading

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Lack of News

One of the more remarkable books I have read in my life is A Nation of Sheep by William J. Lederer, W.W. Norton & Company, 1961. I read it in paperback so it must have been around 1963 that I … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Perspective

Browsing through an art history book is another exercise in pointing out the many, many shortcomings in my character. There is enough common in me that I can appreciate The Liberation of the Peon even if it is not something … Continue reading

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Those Naughty Elizabethans

Education continues to fascinate me. Consider lines that I have heard at least two score times in my life and then consider what education has now taught me. I took a Shakespeare course that spent some time pointing out how … Continue reading

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Old Dog, New Tricks

Old dogs and new tricks are not only possible, they happen all the time. I have a cousin, very close to me, whose husband spent his life building things with his hands. In the desert country of Arizona, that’s quite … Continue reading

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