Archive for March, 2009|Monthly archive page

Now this is interesting

This article on Slate.com points to an interesting new book about how women writers are critiqued differently from the guys. book_showalter1

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In a word…

Most of the credit I get for being clever is due to my ear for a good phrase or saying. Here are some of my favorites. Some are my own invention, others are cribbed from sources long forgotten.

Advice, Aphorisms
Get up on the high road. There’s less traffic there.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
The early worm gets caught. (credit to Reg Thayer, my grandfather)
No peaks without valleys.

Phrases
A circular firing squad
Take a Dixie

Observations and Commentary
Polishing pebbles while sitting next to a boulder
P.T. Barnum was right.