Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
"Finish things. A job half done is a lot of effort wasted."
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Doing two things at once seems so clever, so efficient, so modern. And yet what it often means is doing two things not very well.Like many people, I read the paper while watching TV- and find that I get less out of both.
Monday, February 26, 2007
(quoted in dedication of Atlas of Orthopedic Pathology, 2nd Ed by Peter G. Bullough, Gower Medical Publishing):
And many more, whose names on
Earth are dark,
But whose transmitted effluence can
So long as fire outlives the parent spark.