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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Your Ship Will Come In

A printed collection is available in Your Ship Will Come In at Amazon.com.

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“Expect more peace of mind that your ship will come in.” —Indianapolis Monthly

 
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“Now and again, perhaps, the heavens will fall, and your ship will come home laden with gold and silk and ruddy wine.” —Richard Middleton


 
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“The marina and launching ramps are waiting for your boat.” —Westways

 
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“We’ll all be watching for your ship.” —William Drysdale

 
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"Your boat awaits you, and you had better go ashore at once.” —Patrick Smyth

 
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“Just keep your eyes open and don’t tell everybody your business and your ship will come into port.” —Charles Whelan


 
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“So who knows, perhaps your ship will come in with the next shortage.” —Learning Today


 
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“Your boat shall be down early on Sunday morning next.” —James Clifton


 
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“No one can guarantee that your ship will come in, but it can certainly help to have the guidance of an experienced crew.” —Mainstay Funds


 
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“One must be careful when an offshore breeze is blowing or your ship will come off the quay very quickly.” —Ships Monthly

 
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“Presently your ship will come in. ‘What ship?’ you ask.” —Harold Holbrook

 
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“Your boat must be able to move in very light airs.” —Lin Pardey


 
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"Go far enough in one direction, and your ship will come back to the place it started from.” —Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact

 
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“The bottom of your boat must be protected by paint.” —Morton J. Schultz


 
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“Your ship will come in! We’ll celebrate tonight.” —Edward Michel-Bird

 
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“Your ship will come back to you laden with all the precious, divine gifts.” —Annalee Skarin

 
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“Keep a tight lid on the boat, and your ship will come in.” —James Van Pelt

 
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