Edit: It seems the adding of images to the post isn't as easy as it seems. It looked nice and seamless in the preview, but not in the actual blog. I'll leave them out from here until I can figure it out.It's not just a simple letter. The OED is quite thorough listing 14 separate … Continue reading Take the A-Train
Yes, I know it sounds like something from Dr Seuss, but the OED doesn't actually begin with the first letter of the alphabet. There are 17 entries that precede it, all of which are numbers or incorporate numbers. The very first entry is in fact this one:0800 number, n.[O n.2 + EIGHT a. + HUNDRED … Continue reading Wait, there’s something before "A"?
Here's the deal. We'll see how long I can keep this up, but I intend to read through the OED and post a word (or perhaps two) each day along with the definition and some other details. It won't be every word (I don't think I'll live that long), but rather words that I did … Continue reading A to Z
to this.Hamlet III.ii 236
What a wonderful problem, neh? In this case, it isn't the books I own, nor the books I have yet to read, but the books I have already read since the beginning of the year. What with having a brand-new baby in the house, I haven't had time for blogging like I did before, so … Continue reading Too Many Books
Directed by Mel Brooks.Not really, but I've watched several movies lately, and I haven't blogged about my movie-watching in quite some time (two months). Recently I watched the original production of The Producers, which was slow and stupid in places, like all Mel Brooks movies, but fall-down-laughing hilarious in others, like all Mel Brooks movies. … Continue reading The Long Good-bye of Monte Cristo
It seems there's a bit of a curfuffle over the latest Newbery Medal winner. David Frum comments that he uses the Newbery Medal in an unapproved fashion; if a book wins, he avoids buying it for his children. Not a bad rule of thumb, I suppose, going by the most recent example.I found particularly amusing … Continue reading Newbery Controversy
Not quite what you may think. The movie itself isn't intended to be evangelical, but is about Evangelicals. I don't know that I would quite count myself in that category. At least, not with a capital "E", but I'm close enough for this to strike close to home.
A disturbing story, with appropriate commentary, from First Things. Has the Anglican/Episcopalian church really fallen so far?
I'm currently on pace to do better this year than last in terms of total books read. If I keep my current pace, I'll top out over 200 books. On the other hand, I didn't maintain my Jan-Feb pace from last year either. In that case, it was a good thing. If I had keep … Continue reading Book Pace