Friday, March 23, 2012

Weather Outside Is Delightful


Okay . . . I am back home now from my dog-sitting chores in the desert. Not that keeping company with Eva is a chore; she's a real sweetheart.


Short Note Regarding Atheism

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless is a video description of the new book written by Greta Christina -- I know that the announcement was previously posted on quarkscrew but I am repeating the announcement here in case some might have missed it.

Greta Christina is pictured in our own Writers Photo Album (she's not a member) posing alongside BT Murtagh (who is a member) and who, as I am sure all our members know, is an extremely talented fiction writer. The recent 6X6 exercise pretty well proved that.

The picture is HERE.


Word For Today


rhetorical figure by which an opponent’s objections are anticipated and answered.

The Grammarphobia blog posted several examples. Here are a couple of them: "Someone who begins by saying No offense, but … or Nothing personal, but … is about to step on your toes, and both parties know it."


Born On This Day In History

Born March 23, 1912
Died on Jun 16, 1977



Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
--Oscar Wilde

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