Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What copy editors are for . . .

A section of an editorial in Wednesday's (Nov. 30, 2011) Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., read, "and opinions flew about like pin oak leaves in the autumn breeze."

Why did the author of a perfectly good editorial have to use as his similic* foil one of the few deciduous trees that holds onto its (brown, dessicated, dead) leaves throught the fall and winter? In the city of Thomas Jefferson and the always grammatical University of Virgina, one must be careful.

And this is what copy editors are for.

* In the nature of a simile (my coinage)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Talkin' Southern, No. 1

For some of us, Democrats may be icky, but there's still never an "ic" on the end of "Democrat" (at least not when referring to the party).

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011.06.25 40K Views

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2011.06.25 40K Views, a photo by nosduhmj on Flickr.

Thanks for 40,000 views on Flickr as of June 25, 2011. Funeral for Col. John S. Hudson, USMC Ret., Monday, June 14, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Died July 7, 2009, in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Semper fi, Dad. (E. Houston Lynch photo.)

Friday, June 03, 2011

Honored to be on The Big Blogroll O' Vark®™©

Just got a note from Orycteropus Afer over at Aardvark Valley that I have been listed on hiBig Blogroll O' Vark®™©

I am most honored, and in response I promise that a) I shall post more to Luther's Deer Leg and 2) I shall be more intentionally Lutheran, or at least that my posts will, I hope, exude Lutheranness. Lutheranity? Lutherality? Whatever, I am honored.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Darlene (cat) throws up under the dining room table and Brunie (doggy) trots over and eats it. Darlene vomits again, and Brunie goes and eats it. Darlene vomits again and this time Brunie does not eat it. I guess she's full.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Clown names . . .

I think "Nipples" would be a good name for a clown. Think about it: "Ladies and gentlemen, Nipples the clown!" Makes you giggle, doesn't it?