I’m cleaning out the cruft from here, getting rid of some old posts that aren’t relevant anymore, and giving the place a facelift. I might actually post something. Eventually.
We want them to be skilled grammarians and wordsmiths and write bright and engaging headlines and must know Quark. But, often, when push comes to shove, we will let every single one of those requirements slide except the last one, because you have to know that in order to push the button at the appointed time.
The co-founder of American Copy Editors Society made this observation about ads for copy editor positions at American newspapers. Quark is the eponymous publishing software of Quark.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
— Albert Einstein
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels—men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
I will never be one of those women, who stay silent and pretty on the arm of her husband. Or remote and alone in the kitchen doing the washing up for that matter. One’s life must matter, Denis, beyond all the cooking and the cleaning and the children. One’s life must mean more than that. I cannot die washing up a teacup.
— A characterization of the young Margaret Roberts from The Iron Lady.