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Letters of Note

This blog of famous people’s letters is fascinating. I particularly liked the one-two punch of Einstein’s views on God and Steinbeck’s struggles over story. http://www.lettersofnote.com/

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Nac Mac Feegle

The Ramtops have many legends about the Nac Mac Feegle. One, similar to the legend of Waylands Smithy, says that if you leave sixpence and an unshod horse at a certain Feegle cairn overnight, then in the morning the coin will be gone, and you will never see your horse again either. Another says that […]

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Archy & Mehitabel

I was enlightening a friend to the existence of Archy & Mehitabel, whose praises I’m sure I’ve sung in the past. Don Marquis’ witty and melancholic epigrams and poems are some of my most prized books. Very much worth checking out.   herriman_don_marquis001-750×647.jpg 750×647 pixels.

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Corrections

A writer at the New York Times accidentally wrote that EB White worked at The New Yorker for 5 centuries, not decades.  A correction was published, and of course the wags are now having their way: An earlier version of this article misidentified the number of good books written by Jack Kerouac. It is zero. […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100802/ap_en_tv/us_obit_mankiewicz Tom Mankiewicz, the screenwriter of such James Bond films as “Diamonds Are Forever” and “Live and Let Die” and the first two “Superman” movies, has died in Los Angeles at 68. Sad news, though I’m surprised that he was as young as he was – his voice led me to think he was much […]

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http://www.grammar-monster.com/common_errors.htm Great resource for sorting out common grammatical errors. Unfortunately, the people who need this advice are not the types to seek it.

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YTMND – I’m no kin to the monkey&44; no no no

http://intelligentdesign.ytmnd.com/ I disagree with everything in this song, as well as the mindset behind it, but I’m not so closeminded not to have noticed how gosh darned cute it is! Those Christians know how to make a swingin’ little piece of propaganda.

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http://www.cbc.ca/hottype/host/index.html Attempts to watch CBC Sunday Edition are failing due to Evan Solomon’s distractingly perfect teeth. (As if he wasn’t distracting enough originally.)

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Top 15 Great Alcoholic Writers

http://listverse.com/literature/top-15-great-alcoholic-writers/ A list of 15 great, influential, and talented (not necessarily simultaneously applicable) writers who had a battle with the bottle. Unfortunately, it concentrates more on their success than this personal failing: Rah-rah for addiction!

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Canada’s Black Heart – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/opinion/18ferguson.html Will Ferguson has long been on my to-read list. Reviews of his Canadiana books imply that his love of history and sense of humour will appeal greatly to me. If this NYTimes editorial is any indication, they do indeed. Lord Black wasn’t burned in effigy for his apostasy, but he did greatly irk a […]

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