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Rated: E · Other · Philosophy · #2164094
Previously published at Sidelong Socrates. A work in progress.
All of my manuscripts are palimpsests. I just call it "editing".
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Irony is an existential nutrient in a robust diet of ideas.
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Curiosity may kill a few cats, but it sure makes a lot of babies.
Motto of the Sex Educator

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Dance as though no child is watching. Speak as though no woman is listening. Write as though no man can judge.
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Voltaire never said, "I may hate what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." That was his biographer's summation.
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We are part-time amateur voters up against full-time professional politicians. We have them outnumbered. They have us cornered.
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"I" is the shortest word in the English language, and so the strongest. Use it sparingly.
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A child can write to anyone, and often get back a straight answer. Do you want to romance an actress? Serve legal documents by mail? Send some ayatollah a Christmas card? Address the envelope in crayon, left-handed.
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We teach our children rules so they may grow to live in a society of laws. We teach our children fairness so that they may grow to live in a society of justice.
         But rules are not laws, fairness is not justice and we are not children.
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Write in the first person. Write for a single second person. Review in the third person.
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"Schadenfreude" is a four-syllable word.
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To every drinking song there are a hundred lost verses.
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It can be hard to tell, from a distance, a pattern from a genuine idea.
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Dilemma of the Caesar: "Having conquered, Imperator, now you must govern."
Dilemma of the Car-chasing Dog: "Now you' caught it, Rover, whatcha gonna do with it?"
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Stolen drinks are stronger still, saith no poet. Those who would are too inebriated to parse or concur.
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"Saint Peter, forgive me my arrogance. Do that 'n' I'll bring you a whole 'nother passel o' sins to hang under my name on the gates."
The Editor's Prayer

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