Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Funny and charming

As I prowled the blogisphere this morning looking for some interesting books-and-writing tidbit to share with you all, I was distracted by something funny and something charming. First, from Quote of the Day:
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.

--William Safire

Next I found these day-brightening pictures ("a photographic rhapsody") at The Moleskinerie. Do not fail to click on this link; it will transport you to a magical land.


Bonnie Calhoun said...

Ah ha, back on the Moleskine thing again! LOL! Say it three times fast!

Neal said...

Fantastic pictures. I had seen the link on Moleskinerie, but hadn't bothered to click through until I read your post. Lovely pictures -- something a little bit Dali about some of them.

Dare I suggest a slight rewrite of the Safire quote (normally I have no time for people who try to rewrite quotes they have no business rewriting, but I'm going to allow an exception for myself just this once ...)

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? Dunno, and don't care.

BTW Bonnie, say what three times fast?

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Ooww! I sprained my tongue!

Brenda Coulter said...

Speaking of nice pictures, Neal, I just saw one of yours over at The Moleskinerie. I remember seeing that one before and telling you how much I admired your use of color.

Neal said...

Indeed you did Brenda. The one that I posted before was just the initial sketch, and I went on and did a couple of paintings based on it. The link at Moleskinerie is to an article I wrote describing the whole process, which was something that I'd wanted to do for quite a while.