I will put together wise stories that are useful for making points. This will be very good for my children when it is done. The first step is just to list stories.
1. The old lady in the attic and the naked boys in the creek.
2. The little boy who couldn’t stand […]
Tag: writing style
We found a small contradiction between the first and second editions of Allen Bloom’s translation of The Republic the other day. The episode shows how it can be useful to have different people in a class using different editions or different translations. I have my old 1976-college-freshman first edition, but I ordered newer copies for […]
Yet another stub. I need to write on the paradox that it’s easier to tell a good writer how to improve his writing than a bad writer, and he is also more likely to accept your advice. With business managers, it’s harder to give advice to a good manager than a bad one, but he, […]
Wikipedia as a vocation
This is a stub. I should use it to encourage smart people to do Wikipedia edits. My email to Gigerenzer and emails to friends contain good material. I have written down strength and weaknesses of mine below, because they are relevant to this. What I will be writing about is that people with skills like […]
Does anybody know how I can make WordPress indent some but not all “paragraphs” in blockquote mode? The best I can figure out now using CSS (the Theme Editor being useless because the Theme is poorly documented and organized) is to put a period where I would use the command \noindent in Latex. I find […]
This is a stub. We need more typos. Typos add indivdiuality to writing style. We have too few people whose letters show their personalities like Admiral John Fisher’s. He did not have typos, I think, but the effect is similar. Back in 1912, Fisher was using 2012’s teenager abbreviation, though not in too impious a […]