People who love classic mysteries often like deductive puzzles. I came across this little logic puzzle just recently. I have read a lot about Einstein and was quite surprised I had never heard of this before. Apparently something he used to occupy his students when he was a teacher, so he could focus on his theoretical work. No math is involved.
Have you heard the story about the esteemed British grammarian, Professor Dwindlebob, meeting American author David Baldacci? The professor sat next to Baldacci in a pub, in London's east end. He could not resist commenting on the author's most recent novel.
He explained to Baldacci that he read it from the back, page by page. "I must say, you might want to revisit the rules on subordinating conjunction and I caught a number of comma splices."
Baldacci nodded with a wry grin. "How terribly clever or cleverly terrible. Most of my readers start at the beginning."
What made me think of this? Advice I got to do a careful final review of something I thought was a good polished piece of work. Read it from the back, sentence by sentence. It was a humiliating, humbling and horrifying experience. Yes H, H, H.
A man finishes doing two reviews on WDC. Cue the music from the twilight zone.
Without realizing it he later checks on recent reviews and is shocked by the similarity in the titles. What strange force was at work? True, I did not realize how similar the titles were until I looked a few minutes later.
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Things are heating up in the small town of Clear Creek. Two Dead bodies and it looks like the drug problem has been nipped in the bud. State investigators suspect the sheriff might be holding back, but they don't have the evidence or interest in chasing it any further.
Come on WDC Christmas elves. A newcomer posted a question on the newsfeed and no one posted an answer. secretwoman4u wants to know if there are writing prompts on WDC. I admit to my incompetence as to knowing the answer but, knowing this place there must be.
Could someone let her know?
Or maybe someone did. My apologies to the good Samaritans if they responded to her privately.
The threats that the FBI and other federal and local law enforcement plan for during the state of the union address are far-ranging. Bombs, chemical threats, cyber-attacks, dirty bombs. The list goes on and on. What about an old man on the national mall during the presidents speech? Surely he would not pose a national security threat. Take a look at this story and see what Chester Chambers is up to and should he be cause for alarm.
A most gracious review. I enjoy reading the reviews on WDC. Learning from others by how they review. Sometimes the reviews point me to items I would like to review.
Gray Valentine Often gives detailed and balanced reviews with helpful suggestions.
I was a bit shocked at first when I saw a review he gave for an item in a competition. Because he said he was in the competition. I have seen people do that sort of thing, seems most often to be a hit job.
I read the review, it was very thorough and balanced. What was most compelling was the contest is still going on and Gray Valentine wished the author well and hoped some of the comments might bring the writer victory. I found it to be most sincere.
That is a most gracious and thoughtful review, in the Holiday spirit.
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