Friday, October 16, 2015


School Marm
“The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.” 

—H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), journalist, author and curmudgeon, A Mencken Chrestomathy, 1949

Editorial Comment: See? Simple as A-B-C.

Yeats said it better: In re. yesterday’s WORD from Bertrand Russell, on adamant fools and the waffling righteous: A number of alert WORDsters remind me that Wm. Butler Yeats said it best: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity.”  (Yeats, “The Second Coming,” 1919. See The Paris Review, April 2015)

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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