Monthly Archives: April 2010

Saying What You Mean and Meaning What You Say

The subtitle of Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You is Chiasmus and a World of Quotations That Say What They Mean and Mean What They Say. Dr. Mardy Grothe’s chiastic definition of chiasmus is clever, … Continue reading

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Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy’s immortal line has a powerful ring in the ears of all, but only few know the name of the rhetorical … Continue reading

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Haiku

This, my first Haiku On WordPress. Oh, how daunting. It took half minute.

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New Laptop, and Laptop Comparison

Less than a week ago I received a new laptop, one that is far faster than my old one, which is one month away from being four years old. Needless to say, this will be a very one-sided laptop comparison, … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!” This poem appeared as the epigraph for The Great Gatsby, … Continue reading

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The Aims of Education

One book I read on my trip to the University of Chicago was a compilation of Aims of Education addresses, which are given at the beginning of the year to first-year students at the University of Chicago. I’ll refer to … Continue reading

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Siddhartha

I carried four books with me on my University of Chicago visit, and managed to finish three between airports, planes, and free time. Actually, one was not really a book—it was The Aims of Education, a 208-page publication by the University of … Continue reading

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