the last few days, three brilliant readers have caught that bumbling doofus,
that Jacques Cluseau of the intellocracy, Bob Seitz, in three mistakes,
so keep a sharp eye open and see if you can't join this illustrious band
of intellects by catching Bob in his next foxy pas. Patrick Wahl gently
pointed out that syzygy refers to a situation in which 2 or more celestial
bodies lie in conjunction rather than representing the turning points of
orbits. That's two mistakes I've made in two days. Thanks, Patrick. I guess
this settles it. I'm going to have to break down and use the dictionary.
Sic semper hubris. But more seriously, I welcome and appreciate knowing
about any errors that you see. I'll gratefully correct them.
SAT-Practice Word of the
Intermediate Word of the
Difficult Word of the Day:catercousin
ENCOUNTER WITH BLACKBIRD
blood of dinosaurs is in his veins,
in my veins the less impressive blood
some lean, snuffling cousin of the shrew.
eye each other prudently across
dozen bricks and sixty million years.
have not always shared a patio,
trellis and a square of morning sun,
do we share them easily today,
in a dusty crevice of my mind
store the recollection of an age
dragons roamed unhindered through the world;
somewhere in his small, uncluttered brain
locked an ancient memory of one
darted from the shadows of the trees
raised a cunning paw to fling a stone.