The Enigma in a Nutshell | Quantum Enigma

The Enigma in a Nutshell | Quantum Enigma: "Connectedness: Quantum theory tells that all things that have ever interacted are forever connected. For example, your friend’s freely made decision of what to do in Moscow (or on Mars) can instantaneously influence what you find in Manhattan. And this happens without any physical force being involved. Einstein called such influences “spooky actions.” They have now been demonstrated to exist. So far just for small things, but they are no less spooky."

Quotes About Quotations and Genius

He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
- Rudyard Kipling

He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities.
- Robertson Davies

Elementary Principles of Composition: Use definite, specific, concrete language.

To show what happens when strong writing is deprived of its vigor, George Orwell once took a passage from the Bible and drained it of its blood. On the left, below, is Orwell's translation; on the right, the verse from Ecclesiastes (King James Version).

Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels the conclusion that
success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be
commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the
unpredictable must inevitably be taken into account.
    I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the
battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of
understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to
them all.

Poet Kwame Dawes, Pulitzer Center Take on HIV/AIDs in Jamaica

Poet Kwame Dawes teamed up with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to create a Web site called 'HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.'

The interactive site pairs his poetry with music and essays from people living with the disease and their caretakers.

Video Watch a Poetry Reading and Extended Interviews with Dawes and the Pulitzer Center's Jon Sawyer
Resource Visit the Live Hope website

Actually Overheard in the Workplace

Actually Heard ........ Wished I'd heard
Me and her / Her and me ........ She and I
Me and him / Him and me ........ He and I
name and me ........ name and I
had went ........ had gone
had did ........ had done
I should have did that ........ I should have done that