March 11th, 2009

schott

Schott's Miscellany 10 March 2009

An American court of appeals ruled that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera (1902)


ANON'S ALPHABET OF WRITERLY ADVICE #2

Half the writer's art consists in learning what to leave in the ink pot. ---Stevenson

It is by suggestion, not cumulation, that profound impressions form on the imagination. ---Lowell

Joy in one's work is an asset beyond the valuing in mere dollars. ---C.D. Warner

Keep writing, and profit by criticism. Use for a motto Michelangelo's wise words: "Genius is infinite patience." ---L.M. Alcott

Lord, let me never taga amoral to a story, not tell a story without a meaning. ---Van Dyke

More failures come from vanity than carelessness. ---Joseph Jefferson


When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.
Richard Nixon (1913-94)
  • Current Music
    "Visions of Johanna' by Bob Dylan
elvish

bleah

I feel like utter crap today. Slept late, got up, puttered about for a while, then took a nap that lasted two hours.

Sigh.

I never 100% recovered from WonderCon, and now I feel like I'm coming down with something. Or I'm just exhausted. Or something.

Feh.
  • Current Music
    "Isis" by Bob Dylan
zoo

my 40th birthday

As some of you may know (and the rest of you are about to), on 18 April this year, I turn 40.

I have decided that I will be spending the day at the Bronx Zoo, because it's always been one of my favorite places.

That will be followed by dinner at a favorite restaurant.

This decision makes me happy. *nod*
  • Current Music
    "Follow Me Home" by Dire Straits