Monday, August 14, 2006

I Think It's Official: I'm a Curmudgeon

Or so Sippican's fun comment over at Althouse would seem to say. I mean if I'm that begruding about passing around Wow's, I must be a curmudgeon.

By the way, be sure to read all the comments to Althouse's post on historical books written with literary beauty. You'll derive quite a reading list from it.

8 comments:

Matt Brown said...

Pastor Mark, you appear to be no curmudgeon. I'm shocked as a fellow Ohioan that you haven't mentioned (unless I missed it - there were a lot of comments to sift through) anything by Allan W. Eckert. He has written many history books that are in the style of the historical novel but every person and event is factual. If you haven't read any of his works, I'm sure you've at least heard of him. His biography of Tecumseh, "A Sorrow in Our Heart," is quite excellent.

Mark Daniels said...

Matt:
My brother-in-law is really into Eckert, but I've never read any of his books. I will have to dig into his stuff some time.

Mark

SippicanCottage said...

Heh

Mark Daniels said...

Sip:
I think that in some circles a "heh" is the equivalent of a "wow." Thanks!

Mark

alumcreek said...

In some circles a "heh" is the equivalent of a "wow."

No, no, "Heh" is lowerkey, more whimsical. Think "Gosh" or "You don't say?"

"Wow" = "Indeed." Firm, weighty, reserved for topics that stir the blood, like stem cell research or the newest Nikon.

Mark Daniels said...

alumcreek:
I just drove by Alum Creek yesterday!

As to your comments, I'm stymied because I don't know whether to say, "heh" or "Wow." So, I'll just say "Thanks" and ponder blogging etiquette on a later day.

Mark

alumcreek said...

Uh-oh, I didn't mean to stray into etiquette territory. That's never been my strong point.

Yes, Alum Creek, scene of many muddy jeans, home-made (creek-made?)stone bridges and stone-skipping contests in my long-ago childhood.

Mark Daniels said...

Heh