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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Over the weekend, my friend shot more photographs of my aquarium. She visits about once a month, and her fantastic images are the ones which appear on this blog. While shooting this time, she made an interesting comment. She said, … Continue reading
Ever get so busy you couldn’t think straight? Yeah, it’s one of those weeks. Therefore, permit me to offer today’s post of a snail in a ghillie suit. Yes, there’s a snail in there. Snipers and hunters wear “ghillie suits” … Continue reading
(This is part of an ongoing Wednesday-Thursday series on contracts, publishing law, and the platypus.* Previous installments here and here.) A valid contract requires several elements. We’ve already looked at the offer, so today we turn to the acceptance. A … Continue reading
This is a plate coral (Fungia sp.). It’s not an anemone, though people sometimes mistake it for one. Plate corals live in the sand, and despite their sessile appearance they do have the ability to move. (Note: ability does not … Continue reading
In a departure from my normal “What Happened Today” history posts, I’m trying something new: a little quiz. Which famous building was dedicated on this day in 1911? Your clues: – Located in the Northeastern United States. – The largest … Continue reading
As we discussed yesterday, a valid contract has certain characteristics, including a valid offer, acceptance and consideration. Today we’ll look at the offer. The person who makes an offer is called the “Offeror,” and the person to whom an offer … Continue reading
I’m going to spend the next few Wednesdays (and Thursdays) discussing the elements of a contract. (Note the spiffy new blog category.) Since I’m teaching a Master’s Class on publishing contracts at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference … Continue reading
Every neighborhood has a bad corner. The one where you don’t go at night. Apparently aquariums have one too. In my case, it’s the left rear corner. The tank has a large rock formation on left-hand side that stretches from … Continue reading
May 16, 1703: Charles Perrault dies in Paris. Many people don’t recognize the name, but almost everyone knows his work. Perrault wrote stories based upon popular folk tales, many of which mesmerize children (and grownups) to this day. Perrault studied … Continue reading