A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Monday, April 1, 2013

Headline of the Month

"Despite a reputation for social liberalism, California scores badly on personal freedoms."
That "despite" is priceless.  


  1. Perhaps "despite" needs to become a meme like Instapundit's popularization of "unexpectedly".

    I'll keep my eyes open for "despite" in NYT headlines ; I'm sure I'll see a few.

  2. I loved one criticism of the study: it complained that it treated laws against home schooling as against freedom, when, of course, they were attacks on the automony of the child.

    Yeah. My autonomy would have been no school at all.

  3. Here's one for today:

    Despite recent high-profile shootings, Americans are holding onto their guns tighter than ever.

    From a US News & World Report photo caption.


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