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Words, words: Quote, January 19

Edgar Allan Poe was born on this day in 1809. “Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore.'”


Words, words: Quote in Honor of the Solstice, December 21

The Winter Solstice begins at 6:03pm this evening in the Northern Hemisphere. We are, of course, in the midst of Hanukkah, and are now winding down the days to Christmas. 219 more words


Words, words: (Not a) Quote, November 24


Those of you who follow this blog–all, lemme check this, four of you now–now that I have taken to sharing on a weekly basis whatever quote is most bedeviling me. 413 more words


Words, words: Quote, November 17

I use this weekly feature (-tte; I can’t bring myself to call it a feature) to exorcise the words that haunt my thoughts. I assume that you, too, as readers, experience something similar, the eruption from your subconscious of words heard long (or not so long) ago. 218 more words


Words, words: Quote, November 10

When I was a lad, the Bravo television network showed programming on the arts rather than The Real Drama Queens of Who Gives a Shit and Who Have Too Damn Much Money and Insufficient Class. 502 more words


Words, words: Quote, November 3

Good day to you. It is November. That is terrifying.

“It is most likely that I will die next to a pile of books I was meaning to read.” – Lemony Snicket. 9 more words


Words, words: Quote, October 31

In the spirit of Halloween:

“Beware the autumn people. … For some, autumn comes early, stays late, through life where October follows September and November touches October and then instead of December and Christ’s birth, there is no Bethlehem Star, no rejoicing, but September comes again and old October and so on down the years, with no winter, spring or revivifying summer. 152 more words