Monthly Archives: November 2009

An Unfortunate Coincidence of Names

Prufrock Press “is the nation’s leading resource for gifted and talented children and gifted education programs”. I hope the name is not a literary allusion. Gifted and talented children have enough trouble with accusations of nerdliness and worse: they really … Continue reading

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Method in Madness

There nearly always is method in madness. It’s what drives men mad, being methodical. (G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too Much, VI. “The Fad of the Fisherman”)

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What Does This Even Mean?

Seen on a T-shirt worn by an 8th-grade Latin student (male): Satan is a nerd.

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A Journalist in 1922

Harold March was the sort of man who knows everything about politics; and nothing about politicians. He also knew a good deal about art, letters, philosophy and general culture; about almost everything, indeed, except the world he was living in. … Continue reading

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