March 21, 2018

This blog post by Pat Thomson caught my eye recently and I thought I should share it in a post for those writing long texts where a theoretical framework is described.

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March 18, 2018

“Every word is necessary and means something… Physics is about precision of thought, which is aided and evidenced by precision of language.” in Forces Of Nature

I am a fan of Prof. Brian Cox, his TV presentations, and more recently his books so this quote stood out for...

February 25, 2018

I grew up with mongrel dogs. Their loyalty to their family showed up the  moment strangers might wonder near our front gate in a show of canine defence (I use the UK spelling variation). While I know that English is a lovely mix of old and new, local and foreign - cour...

February 11, 2018

“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithful...

February 9, 2018

I'm lucky to share my name with a lesser known author who contributed much to the standard English of today. When I mean standard, I'm not thinking of the rules of grammar, but the common everyday language of expressions: phrases and idioms as teachers often refer to t...

February 6, 2018

"I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly"

in Sense and Sensibility.

Might seem a strange thing to write, given that this is (or soon will be) a website about writing and where, without syllables, nothing would be communicated. But I have always...

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Writers I Like

Jane Austen - and likely to remain no.1 for the foreseeable future

Agatha Christie - for an amazing set of characters and great storylines every time

Charles Dickens - ditto

Paul Ferrini - Light for the soul

Brian Cox - makes physics and our world 'beautiful'

A.A.Milne - where would we be without Winnie-the-Pooh!

Florence Nightingale - I even went to Istanbul to see her hospital site

George Orwell - he of 1984 fame

George Eliot - she (yes, she) of Middlemarch fame

 .... for starters.

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