March 11th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 10 March 2009

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


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


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


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

  • Current Music
    "Isis" by Bob Dylan

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