CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
The following quotation does not [technically] relate to the diagram: "The goal is to let the sense lines sing themselves by letting them ride on a line of breath that does not die out before the end of the thought has been reached. Imagine an arrow of breath that you are directing to that target" (Kathleen A. Harmon, The Ministry of Cantors, 2004). The diagram appears in Health in Home and Town by Bertha Millard Brown, 1912.