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Archive for April 2014

You need Don MacDonald’s Machiavelli in your life

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I’m a fan of Don MacDonald, in particular his graphic novel about Machiavelli. I wrote about it on BoingBoing, I had Don come and talk about it at TEDxBoston, and now that it’s done he’s offering it via Kickstarter. I ponied up; you should, too.

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April 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Greatest sentence fragment of all time of the week, Barry Bearak edition

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From “As Cubs Wander Into the Bronx, They’ve Never Been Worse,” in this morning’s Times:

… they last won a pennant in 1945, when the able-bodied men were still off at war.

(Apologies to my dear friend and dear Cubs fan Mark Caro.)

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April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

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Ted Hawkins covers Jesse Winchester’s “Biloxi”

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In which one of my favorite singers covers one of my favorite songwriters. Beautiful beyond description (or at least beyond my ability to describe). Peace to them both.

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April 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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Greatest sentence of all time of the week, A.M. Homes edition

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Regularly on this gradually-coming-back-to-life blog, weekly I hope, I’ll share the occasional sentence that thrills me. I’ll present them without comment; it’s for each reader to get what he or she gets out of those sentences without me imposing any interpretation. So …

I am my mother’s child and I am my mother’s child, I am my father’s child and I am my father’s child, and if that line is a little too much like Gertrude Stein, then I might be a little bit her child too.

— A.M. Homes, The Mistress’s Daughter

(Thanks to Jane for taking this book out of the library, reminding me how much I adore this sentence.)

 

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April 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Posted in sentences, writing