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.
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July 18, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: learn how to file properly and do it at the end of each day."

July 1, 2014 (permalink)

"Consistency is so important, it bears repeating."

June 19, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that most of the standards in the Great American Songbook started life in some musical or revue."

June 2, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: pay close attention to intensity."
Fit By Nature (2013)

May 13, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that bears climb trees!"


The printer’s device of Mathias Apiarius (c. 1500-1554).

May 1, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating — the New Game must involve everyone."

June 28, 2013 (permalink)

"Men!  They all the same, if they're not doing it, they're talking about it."  A still from Dear Ladies, series one.



May 7, 2013 (permalink)

"I've said it before, but it bears repeating: all the good advice in the world won't help if you don't have a teachable spirit."
John C. Maxwell, The Complete 101 Collection

March 21, 2013 (permalink)


February 19, 2013 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that any exercise is good, even if it's a walk or a slow swim."
Laura Riley, You and Your Baby Pregnancy

January 2, 2013 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that some of the most valuable word of mouth you can generate will come simply from having a reputation for being completely open, fair, and trustworthy."
Rules to Break and Laws to Follow

December 22, 2012 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that letting 'things be' should not be confused with indifference."
Claude Cernuschi, Barnett Newman and Heideggerian Philosophy

December 14, 2012 (permalink)

From Prof. Oddfellow's sketchbook:


This piece is dedicated to Teresa of Frog Applause.

August 13, 2012 (permalink)

"Though I just said it, it bears repeating: take it easy."
Tara Stiles, Yoga Cures (2012)

July 4, 2012 (permalink)

"Since it bears repeating, let us say it again: you don't need to be ill to get help."
Getting the Best Out of College (2012)

June 24, 2012 (permalink)

"It bears repeating yet again that the keyboard is not merely constructed of white and black keys, but that the rows of each are positioned in their respective horizontal planes."
Jon Verbalis, Natural Fingering: A Topographical Approach to Pianism



June 18, 2012 (permalink)


June 2, 2012 (permalink)

"This point bears repeating. Women are notorious for denying their own needs even when symptoms of stress are obvious."
Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running

May 19, 2012 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: Getting a job is a job."
Harvey Mackay, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door

May 5, 2012 (permalink)

"Still, the fact remains that—this bears repeating—there was a live shark on the Metromover."
Dave Barry, I'll Mature When I'm Dead



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