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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A Turkish Delight of musings on languages, deflations of metaphysics, vauntings of arcana, and great visual humor.

May 8, 2019 (permalink)

"Sadly, from where I stood, I was in what I now know to be a 'scarce language environment.'"
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April 26, 2019 (permalink)

"I now know that the voice of man can reach to the sky."
—from a Squamish song
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April 12, 2019 (permalink)

"Yes, many of them were what I now know to have been pit bulls."
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April 4, 2019 (permalink)

"Only now do I realize how incredibly absurd and exciting this all is."
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March 22, 2019 (permalink)

"We now know that the soul (the mind, the will, the affections), is never in such good health as when the body is neither under-fed nor over-fed."
—Hugh O. Pentecost, 1889
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March 8, 2019 (permalink)

"If I knew then what I now know I would have died of embarrassment."
Pauline Smart, Love Crosses the Pond
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February 8, 2019 (permalink)

"What I now know: there is no time like the present to take a look at who we think we are."
Debra E. Talbert, Take Me to Your Leader
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January 11, 2019 (permalink)

"It took me a long, long time to learn what I now know, and I don't want that to die with me."
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January 7, 2019 (permalink)

"What I now know, I'm now held to a higher level by knowing it."
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January 1, 2019 (permalink)

"What I now know is that making decisions based on clouded emotions or other's opinions often are the wrong choices."
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December 7, 2018 (permalink)

"But what I now know is that my brave friend and some force beyond me provided the strength I needed to take a leap."
CJenny Hartsell, "With Promises to Keep"
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October 26, 2018 (permalink)

“I can't do it ... Not knowing what I now know from reading those books I never wanted to read.”
—M. G. Lord, "You'd Be Such a Good Mother, If Only You Weren't You"
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October 12, 2018 (permalink)

"But none of it matters now, nor ever will again, knowing what I now know of the true nature of this world."
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September 28, 2018 (permalink)

"I felt for a few moments like she would spring up from the ground with a sharp 'Boo!' and it would all be over.  It would mean that my nightmare would never have started, and I'd be sleeping much more comfortably these days, unaware of what I now know."
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September 21, 2018 (permalink)

"I know regretfully that for me it is too late and there will never be a return to the bliss of ignorance. I didn't want to know as much as I've learned. I wish I could forget what I now know, but I can't."
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September 14, 2018 (permalink)

"What I now know to be true is that not everything that looks good on the outside is working well on the inside."

—Glenora Wells-Sanders, To Quierra, On Life

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September 7, 2018 (permalink)

"What I didn't think, and what I now know to be true, was that I was slipping deeper and deeper into the trap."

—Eddy L. Harris, Still Life in Harlem


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August 31, 2018 (permalink)

"Knowing what I now know, he left out some crucial information of the events of that morning."
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August 24, 2018 (permalink)

"Whatever I may suffer, I think it a cheap purchase to know what I now know by this means."
A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783
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August 17, 2018 (permalink)

"What I was about to learn ... was only the beginning of what I now know, and can only hope to continue to learn as long as spirits allow me the pleasure to communicate with them."
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