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 don’t need to be associated with J. Alfred Prufrock, who couldn’t decide whether he dared to eat a peach or whether he should “wear white flannel trousers and walk upon the beach”.
Monday: November 9, 2009
Sunday: November 8, 2009
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”)
Friday: November 6, 2009
Seen on a T-shirt worn by an 8th-grade Latin student (male):
Satan is a nerd.
Monday: November 2, 2009
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.
(G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too Much, I. “The Face in the Target”)