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Odd, poignant news...

I was just informed by my slumtenants that my mother, who died in August 2001 was recently featured in the Santa Cruz Metro.
    [2003:07:20:13:06] caffeinatrix: what was it about?
    [2003:07:20:13:06] lu3ke: It quotes her about avoiding the use of adverbs
    [2003:07:20:13:07] lu3ke: "Why 'Go Boldly' when you can 'Venture'?"
    [2003:07:20:13:07] lu3ke: or something like that
    [2003:07:20:13:07] caffeinatrix: Whoa
    [2003:07:20:13:07] lu3ke: And calls her the esteemed poet and former santa cruz resident
    ...
    [2003:07:20:13:11] lu3ke: During her lifetime, the late Santa Cruz resident and poet extraordinaire Stormi Chambless advised writers to avoid adverbs.

    "Why 'go boldly' when you can 'venture'?" said this advocate of accurate, stand- alone verbs.
    [2003:07:20:13:11] lu3ke: Nüz got to wondering what Chambless would have made of the City Council's decision last week to dump an adverb for political reasons.
    [2003:07:20:13:11] lu3ke: there you go
    [2003:07:20:13:12] lu3ke: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/07.16.03/nuz-0329.html
    [2003:07:20:13:12] caffeinatrix: Whoa!!!
    [2003:07:20:13:12] lu3ke: isn't that neat?

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colubra
Jul. 20th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC)
hee.
That's neat! And so good to know that I have friends who are secondgeneration weirdoes.
caffeina
Jul. 20th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: hee.
Yeah my lineage is largely weirdo.

Still, it makes me kind of wistful and sad, thinking about her.
colubra
Jul. 20th, 2003 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: hee.
I can imagine. Sorry that you miss her, babe.
dfors
Jul. 20th, 2003 04:22 pm (UTC)
post worth reading...
wow...now that is the kind of stuff that should be in peoples' live journals more. a bit of information that defines who a person is, or gives some incite into their history.

i did not know your mother was a poet too. musician yes? that's cool.
caffeina
Jul. 20th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: post worth reading...
Aw now okay that's really a nice thing to say. Yes, she was a musician, a writer, a really awesome woman.
meenk
Jul. 20th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
So you're luke's slumlordess, eh?
garote
Jul. 22nd, 2003 01:59 am (UTC)
I pointed that out to my girlie today while we we're waiting in the Saturn for out food.
"Look! They're talking about Kamio's ma!"
"That's so cool!" she replied.

:)
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