RE: [OT] Death of an outstanding wordsmith

Subject: RE: [OT] Death of an outstanding wordsmith
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:26:44 -0500

Mr. Buckley stayed at the home of my family's attorney and friend
whenever he came to Rochester. When I was 14 or 15, I was failing
trigonometry and got caught writing short stories at my desk instead of
paying attention in class, so my father swooped me over for a scolding
from Mr. Buckley.

His advice after quickly scanning one of my stories and making a sour
face was to keep writing, I must learn trigonometry but it was
"intensely obvious where my best proclivities resided".

I had to go home and look up "proclivities" -- and think about it --
before I realized that I had been ebulliently complimented! I did take
William F. Buckley's advice. And I did repeat trig the next year, and
paid attention in class, and passed with a B.

I've been selecting books to stock for my upcoming two-week confinement
after some surgery. I do believe I'll include some of William F.
Buckley's work, just to roll around in the richness of the language and
celebrate the life of an unabashed authentic character.

Dori Green


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