Joyce A. Aros
Olds/ a good deal....
Sun Nov 13, 13:54


...I have no trouble accepting responsibility. I'd just like Spicer and a few others to be held accountable if only in absentia. (spelling?)

And I thank you for reassuring me that lack of sufficient schooling is not necessarily the worst. After all, though I learned to write script with a pen nib and ink bottle along with the ever-present blotter, I don't feel intimidated by these college kids anymore!

  • In other wordsolds, Sun Nov 13 12:05
    what we have here is a failure to communicate? Tell you what. Let's make a deal. If I accept half the blame for not expressing myself clearly (or perhaps too clearly since clarity, like compression, so... more
    • Joyce Aros!Sharon Cunningham, Mon Nov 14 13:31
      Olds, wordsmith that you are.... please know that you are 100% correct in that Joyce Aros is In wonderful company... and she can dang well hold her own with the lot of them!
    • Olds/ a good deal.... — Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 13:54
    • Forgot to add--olds, Sun Nov 13 12:31
      Faulkner was a high school dropout as well. Anyone see a pattern here? Thomas, not Tom, Wolfe, on the other hand, had a graduate degree from Harvard, which perhaps explains why he is virtually unreadable.... more
      • Faulkner ages well (nm)Dan Brown, Sun Nov 13 18:58
        • Exactly.olds, Sun Nov 13 19:48
          And like many if not most writers of his caliber, not that there are many, his work benefits from re-reading. Someone, a teacher probably, once counseled me that one of the criteria when appraising... more
          • Yes, absolutelyDan Brown, Tue Nov 15 10:55
            We grow together, the book and I. There is an alchemy in the experience.
            • That's the word,olds, Tue Nov 15 14:55
              and it's a good one--alchemy. Only the best work affords the reader that experience. (There's a reason it's called the PHILOSOPHER'S stone.) Evan Connell, he of the terrific "Son of the Morning Star,"... more