Skull Fossil Suggests Simpler Human Lineage – NYTimes.com. Progressive ideology might prefer the notion of a single evolutionary lineage for all humankind; patriotism – that ‘refuge of scoundrels’ – might delight in the fact that the line starts in (Southern) Africa: but Science, of course, knows not of ideology nor of patriotism, either. It’s all
Bettors’ verdict: GOP could lose the House – Brett Arends’s ROI – MarketWatch. Ooh, don’t you just love this?! What if there is a God – and she’s not a Republican!
This is a cross-posting from my new blog, word-watcher, where I am struggling to configure a new premium theme (too clever for me, by the looks of it!). So, while I do battle elsewhere, here’s hoping you find this interesting: When it comes to writing a big, hairy, scary report – anything from 10,000 to
‘Apocalyptic diagnosis and utopian solutions’ – nicely put. A deft insertion of the knife. Right wing extremism in America skewered. The phrase might do just as well, mind you, for skewering young Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. Oh, you thought that was left-wing rhetoric they were spouting? Wrong, I’m afraid.
For those of you who have begun to read and perhaps follow this blog, many thanks for your interest and time! To keep up your reading, and connection, please take note of the following: Over the next week or so, I will be moving over to a new blog, www.word-watcher.com, and changing the focus a
Hemingway, writes Harry Bruce in his great little book Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers, ‘had such trouble “getting the words right” on the last page of A Farewell to Arms that he rewrote it thirty-nine times. “The first draft of anything,” he said, “is shit.”‘ ‘Getting the words right’ – damn! That
Thought for the Day: to quote the Washington Post’s EJ Dionne, in the United States politics on the right has been driven less by issues than by a series of gestures Read the full article, here: EJ Dionne: The shutdown is the tea party’s last stand – The Washington Post.
Continuing the theme of Toronto murals.