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Edelbach’s Odyssey ©2008, 2009, 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr Edelbach’s Odyssey – PDF Version CHAPTER 1 The Roadblock Albert Edelbach squinted his burning eyes and considered the grizzled and wrinkled face that stared back at him from the mirror. Who the hell is that old fart? he thought, fleetingly. Even into his sixties he still… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey
Is the Ocracoke Brogue, a dialect spoken on the outer banks of South Carolina, related to the English of Shakespeare? Source: More on the Ocracoke Brogue I’m very excited to have found your blog. My WordPress profile “About” will explain why. I would like your opinion of my effort to devise a phonetic system using… Read More More on the Ocracoke Brogue
One Morning’s Internet Offerings ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr For the (self-syled) scholar, learning never ends. Or, one should hope so. Today’s surfing-of-the-web (what an archaic term, eh?) yielded these two gems: Adapting indigenous people’s “illiterate” memory methods to modern scholarship: http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/this-ancient-mnemonic-technique-builds-a-palace-of-memory Following the link in that article to the illustration of a memory device called… Read More Scholarship | One Morning’s Internet Offerings
Are Tattoos Just “Fashionable”? © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr Today, my friend, former writing professor, and sometimes collaborator, Manfred Wolf retweeted: To which I replied: This little Twitter-exchange sparked a whole series of other thoughts about fashion itself and the subject of “tattooing the body,” including my limited knowledge of its history. I know that… Read More Rhetoric | Are Tattoos Just “Fashionable” ?
An Open Letter to our California Senators The Hon. Dianne Feinstein The Hon. Kamala Harris Dear Senators, Feinstein and Harris: I’m writing to urge you to join a rapidly growing movement in our State and Federal Legislatures to remedy the unconscionable and inequitable results of the U.S, Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Citizens United v.… Read More Rhetoric | Do Corporations Feel Empathy?