Off topic Wednesday

Off Topic Wednesday | Nonce

If you are trying to comment and are getting a “nonce” error, I am sorry. It is a common WP problem. There is a 2-part solution. I’ve already done part 1 and that didn’t fix the problem. As soon as I have the time, I will try to do part 2. Or I will ask …

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Off Topic Wednesday | Dog Is Love edition

Indexing Books, Mulvany, Univ. Chicago Press, (2005) is a very cool book if you’re into this sort of thing. Really expands and explains the “Indexes” chapter of The Chicago Manual of Style. “Dog Is Love” is a notebook. I have something of a small problem with notebooks and now just delete the emails from Paperblanks …

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Off Topic Wednesday | I’m going with Kid Art

When my girls were in grade/middle school they went to ‘clay class,’ taught by a sculptor [sculptress?] who had a daughter of the same age, and who had a small studio in town. She’d offer classes to groups such as girl scout troops, classes of private school kids and such. She herself was quite a …

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Off Topic Followup | Fountain Pen for a Young Person

Marcia’s post about writing implements was fascinating. She’s got quite a collection of fountain pens. Beautiful! We got our grandson his first fountain pen not long ago and he enjoys it. I think this might be it. Not long ago I came across an article at The Imaginative Conservative, “A Christmas Gift to Provoke Young …

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Off Topic Wednesday | Gilbert

This is off topic, but as you’ll see in a few days, not wildly so as we’ll be running into Pindar again soon. I’d like to introduce Gilbert, the old hippy dog with an honorary graduate degree in Philosophy. He is a student of Aristotle, and ancient Greek history. He is a senior member of …

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