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In Memory: “The busy world was not for me, So I went and found my own”

November 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Art of Quotation

“The busy world was not for me, So I went and found my own”

Steely Dan: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

Lyricist, songwriter, musician, Walter Becker, 1950-2017, Goodbye in 2017. Lyrics from “The Caves Of Altamira” written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen,  and recorded by Steely Dan, 1976.


Art Quotes Art

Bison from the Cave Drawings of Altamira

The cave drawings of Altamira – mankind’s earliest efforts at creative expression provide the engine for the Steely Dan song – a song about the need to create that which is missing.

If the current world we live in is not the world we wish to live in – does not express us – what do we do?

Why like this small boy – we create our own. A world containing the wonders that express our innermost thoughts, feelings. Not a ready-made version manufactured by “Hollywood”. — Douglas


“The Caves Of…

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The Only Comma Rules You’ll Ever Need!

November 8, 2017 1 comment

I, too, have a tortured relationship with commas (Rule #2). Just ask my editor.

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The five basic comma rulesCommas are among my favorite tools for building meaning. Used intelligently, commas are wonderful signposts that tell readers which part of a sentence they’ve stumbled into—and then help them make their way out again. I like commas so much I’ve written multiple posts about them.

If comma rules confuse you, take heart! If improving reader comprehension is your goal, there are really only a few “rules” to remember:

Use commas:

Rule 1: After introductory elements.

This is the one most people seem to know about. But I argue that commas are really only necessary when the introductory element gets long enough that readers may miss the lane change back into the main part of the sentence.

So:

After a moment he left the room. (No comma needed unless you want to emphasize a pause.)

But:

After he spent  an extended vacation in a remote village in the Alps, where did…

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Reading the instruction manual for the elephant you’ve just bought. We’ve all been there!

November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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Reading the instruction manual for the elephant you’ve just bought. We’ve all been there!
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On Spitfires (Part One)

October 25, 2017 Leave a comment

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‘Indicator’ tells all

‘Indicator’ filed a long series of impressions of Allied aircraft for Flight magazine in the years after World War 2. While Flight didn’t give his identity away (most likely because he was still in uniform) he was definitely a test pilot – probably at the RAF’s Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down. Mind you, he also seems to have done some production testing of new Spitfires…

The open cockpit of Spitfire Mk.VIII MV239. This was the very last HF VIII delivered to Australia, and now flies for Temora Aviation Museum in the South West Pacific 'Grey Nurse' colours of WingCdr. RH (Bobby) Gibbes, 80 Wing, RAAF. (airscape photo) The open cockpit of Spitfire Mk.VIII MV239. This was the very last HF VIII delivered to Australia, and now flies for Temora Aviation Museum in the South West Pacific ‘Grey Nurse’ colours of WingCdr. RH (Bobby) Gibbes, 80 Wing, RAAF. (airscape photo)

Either way, his breadth of experience and expertise is self-evident, and his memories of the Spitfire series are especially interesting – as he was familiar with Marks from throughout the type’s extraordinary evolution. 

His recollections are also peppered…

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Bringing up Baby … Food

September 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Jay Spencer Green

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What is actually going on in your toddler’s little head when she shoves peas in her ear, guzzles bathwater, or strips naked in the cinema? We asked our resident child psychology expert, Friedrich Nietzsche, author of Ecce HomoTwilight of the Idols, and Superkids: Raising Your Child in the Shadow of an Absent God, to give us some insight into your children’s thought processes and to offer some advice on how to respond.

Quirky behaviour: Taking off her clothes anytime, anywhere.

Toddlers love being in their birthday suit, as Hilary McStott knows all too well. “My kids start stripping the minute I’ve finished dressing them,” says the mom from Camberwell. “They’ll actually leave a trail of clothes from their bedroom to the playground. It’s like they’re competing to see who can get naked the fastest!”

Friedrich Nietzsche says: To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance…

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Inventive and Hilarious 3D Paper Cuts

September 6, 2017 Leave a comment
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The Benefits of Reading

August 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Jens Thoughts

I love this infographic concerning reading! I hope you enjoy it too.

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Until Next Time…

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