Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kickoff post

"Words by which I live" started out as "Words to live by" but this former English teacher, former homeschooler, and current journalist couldn't bear to have a preposition at the end of the sentence.  I believe Mark Twain said something to the effect of "A preposition at the end of a sentence is something up with which I will not put."  Ah, cumbersome, but lovely to my ears.  Of course, after a few glasses of wine, don't be surprised if "ain't" or a drawling curse comes out of my cabernet mouth.

Cheers and love,


1 comment:

  1. I'd love to vote, but I need an Other choice: I regret having promised --under duress and protesting that I wouldn't (so I knew better)--to write to a friend in Belgium.

    Paradoxically, I regret both the promise AND not having kept that promise.

    I have a friend who, I know, regrets her marriage vows--but I'm not sure she'd admit that to just anyone.