Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

Arrogance Up And Down

The noted popularizer Nassim Nicholas Taleb made a comment about the English language that I thought was worthy of unpackaging a bit, and that was a complaint in his collection of aphorisms The Bed Of Procrustes that there was no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right

Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right, by Ambroe Bierce and Jan Freeman This is a complicated book.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not necessarily a good thing as well.  Once upon a time I came across … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories, by Ambrose Bierce This is a stellar collection of short stories.  I must admit to being somewhat late to enjoying the writing of Ambrose Bierce, but this short book certainly provides … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Dictionary

The Devil’s Dictionary:  Complete And Unabridged, by Ambrose Bierce The author was a Civil War veteran and a notoriously sardonic man most famous for this book.  This book is evidence that even when someone is deliberately trying to be on … Continue reading

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