March 10th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 8 March 2009

Feast day of St. John of God, patron saint of booksellers and printers


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

US Daylight Savings Time (DST) is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or the state of Arizona, with the exception of the Navajo Indian Nation, which does observe DST. (Indiana adopted DST in 2006; 18 counties use Central Daylight Time, and 74 Eastern Daylight Time.) The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended DST for one month so that, where it is observed in the US, it will start and end on the following days:

DST begins
YEAR
DST ends
at 2am
Spring forward, Fall back
at 2am
Mar 8
2009
Nov 1
Mar 14
2010
Nov 7
Mar 13
2011
Nov 6
Mar 11
2012
Nov 4
Mar 10
2013
Nov 3
Mar 9
2014
Nov 2
Mar 8
2015
Nov 1



Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
Paul Theroux (1941-)
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Schott's Miscellany 9 March 2009

Labour Day (VIC Australia)


ANON'S ALPHABET OF WRITERLY ADVICE #1

A word out of place spoils the most beautiful thought. ---Voltaire

Begin humbly. Labor faithfully. Be patient. ---Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Cultivate accuracy in words and things; amass sound knowledge; avoid affectation; write all topics which interest you. ---F.W. Newman

Don't be afraid. Fight right along. Hope right along. ---S.L. Clemens

Every good writer has much idiom; it is the lift and spirit of Language. ---W.S. Landor

Follow this: If you write from the heart, you will write to the heart. ---Beaconsfield

Genius may begin great works, but only continued labor completes them. ---Joubert


SKENNINGLY -- squintingly
"Giles peered over his half-moon glasses skenningly."
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