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My name is Bob Land. I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader, and occasional indexer. This blog is my website.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hmm. Not the First Conclusion I'd Have Come To

Significantly, the fish also symbolized Gehry’s conflicted sense of Jewishness. Gehry first highlighted the Jewish dimensions of the fish in 1984 when he declared: “When I was a kid I used to go to the market with my grandmother on Thursdays. We’d go to the Jewish market, we’d buy a live carp, we’d take it home to her house in Toronto, we’d put it in the bathtub and I would play with this goddamn fish for a day until the next day she’d kill it and make gefilte fish. I think maybe that has something to with [my interest in fish forms].” At one level, therefore, the fish was a symbol of familial togetherness.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Haiku Monday: Clichés

Lines meet dots just not
Inside the box. Folks recall
Clichés, not sources.

Haiku Monday this week at Chez Moi.

Friday, May 27, 2011

For Your Consideration: The Em Dash


The link above is making the rounds among editorial types. Personally, I have a feeling this contributor's writing would be tedious under any circumstances. When you've made your point intellectually and graphically within the first three paragraphs, and then proceed to drive the point into the ground and break it off, you've gone on far too long for me.

As with all kinds of writing, judicious use of whatever tools are at the writer's disposal is crucial. That statement refers not only to dashes but to words themselves.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday's Prodigious Passive Prize Goes to . . .

"On the one hand, it may be argued that the determination of the minor islands to be left under Japanese sovereignty required by the Potsdam Proclamation had been made by the treaty."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today's index entry

Mornin, Bob, 98–99