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, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, 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
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It Bears Repeating

November 25, 2014 (permalink)

"It also bears repeating that writers about leisure give very little attention to work."
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November 19, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: you can't escape or ignore the way you were raised."
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November 6, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that no time map, however elegant or compelling, can ever claim to be exclusive or definitive, especially in a society as dynamic as Rome's was in the half millennium before the birth of Christ."
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October 28, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating — the New Game must involve everyone."
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October 27, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that we will never be less transparent, will never have less information, and will never be less connected than we are today."
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October 1, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that chocolate as we know it—that smooth and silky blend of sweetness and earth—is as much a product of the Industrial Revolution as steam kettles and newsprint."
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September 2, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that suicide is never the result of just one stressor."
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August 28, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating, however, that to say that history shares many qualities with literature is not to suggest that it is simply 'fiction'—mythical or fanciful—but to underscore that historical facts, like literary meanings, are not inherently meaningful."
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August 11, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that many of the toys kids play with today stir their imagination, but not their creativity."
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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."
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July 1, 2014 (permalink)

"Consistency is so important, it bears repeating."
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June 19, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that most of the standards in the Great American Songbook started life in some musical or revue."
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June 2, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating: pay close attention to intensity."
Fit By Nature (2013)
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May 13, 2014 (permalink)

"It bears repeating that bears climb trees!"

The printer’s device of Mathias Apiarius (c. 1500-1554).
#vintage illustration #woodcut #art #bear #printer's device
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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.

#british comedy #Dear Ladies #drag queen #men
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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
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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
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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
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December 22, 2012 (permalink)

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