Monthly Archives: August 2018

Over and Off

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A Simple Truth, And True

“But here’s the thing: Knowledge is objectively better than ignorance.” (Paul Krugman, “For Whom the Economy Grows,” NYTimes, 8-31-18)

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How to Lose Friends and Influence No One

It’s said a sure way to lose friends is to correct their grammar. A man of few friends already, I would be radically friendless if I piped up every time I heard or read “lay” used for “lie.” I’ve told … Continue reading

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“In this world in which we live in” (Beatles)

He added, “Look to whom the government is reportedly giving immunity to.” (NYTimes) [Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

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“Swimming in Words”

“The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, critically, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.” (Oliver Sacks, quoted by Bill Hayes, “Swimming in Words With Oliver Sacks,” NYTimes, 8-30-18) … Continue reading

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Monkey THIS Up

A Florida white man running for office against a black man has said voters shouldn’t “monkey this up.” I’ve been listening nonstop to Wayne Shorter for three days. Mr. Shorter doesn’t monkey up the music scene. He towers among his … Continue reading

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“A Prayer for My Daughter” (6)

A Prayer for My Daughter by W.B. Yeats (Spanish translation by James Mansfield Nichols) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/14635/a-prayer-for-my-daughter A Prayer for My Daughter (6) May she become a flourishing hidden tree, That all her thoughts may like the linnet be, And have no … Continue reading

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