err is human. I am human. Apparently I am a very fine
example of the term "human". My last entry elicited
two comments that brought errors to my attention, my
One of the errors reflects wishful forgetting on my part. I forgot that I recently renewed my domain in order to reach the tenth anniversary of this journal. Entries have been appearing here since October of 1999, which makes the run of entries nine years, not ten. Just skipped a year and headed on into the future before it got here.
It seems I've also made grammatical errors and omissions in my footer. The feedback is appreciated, particularly since the it came from someone who knows what she is talking about, being an editor.
Constructive feedback is not criticism, by my reckoning.
Writing this journal is somewhat like walking the high wire without a net. Attila usually gives it a once over before it gets uploaded, but not always. He catches some errors, my spell checker catches some errors and occasionally I catch some errors.
When I wrote tomes for the academy, errors were ferreted out with meticulous care. That was back in the days before extensive use of computers to check for grammatical and spelling errors. One always preferred that a colleague or journal editor point out an error before publication, not after.
Writing this journal is very different than writing an analytical paper. Here emotion enters the page directly, not through muted agendas and highly stylized codes of expression. In a journal the voice of the first person is paramount, expression is prone to passion and is therefore vulnerable to error.
So, in my best first person voice, I would like to thank my friends for their well-delivered and well-meant feedback. Much appreciated.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Last Saturday's snow, still on the trees this morning.
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
sung by Kings College Choir
It is never the wrong time of year for tidings of comfort and joy. Here's hoping this message takes over the hearts and the minds of all human bipeds inhabiting planet earth at this time.
By The Easy Chair
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
by Billie Letts
"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452 - 1519)
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
(1882 - 1942)
Relative Humidity: 92%
Pressure: 102.57 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km
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