I was inspired by a recent blog post I read to check out the Google searches people have used to find “A Way With Words”.
My overall impression is that Google Search is doing a fine job of directing readers I want to reach my way. I hope, in turn, they are finding here much of what they are looking for.
I thought it might be a helpful service, however, to directly address a few of the searches I found particularly appealing –
has john prine ever been to prison
No, you are thinking of Johnny Cash, who recorded “Live at Folsom Prison”. John Prine did write the song “Christmas in Prison” but he did this with his artistic imagination and poetic license (which he keeps in his billfold next to a picture of Fiona in a bathing suit).
the pursuit of happiness sex scene
Hmmm. I guess I could work in a sex scene between my 70+ year old lead characters, but that would be just, well… gross.
religion is a system of wishful illusions
On the contrary, as C.S. Lewis once wrote – “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.”
which president is better abe or george and why
Well, according to one of my new blogging buddies, Abraham Lincoln was actually one of our worst Presidents. I disagree. While it’s hard to definitively discern history, I believe Lincoln did as good a job managing the worst period in our nation’s history as any President before or after him has done (in much less difficult times).
why is there a place for grammar and mechanics in modern culture
Just as the sun rises in the morning and the moon rises as night. we rely on grammar rules and mechanics to provide anchor our words such that we can make beautiful sense.
how to write an interview on happy meal
Go to the source. Old McDonald’s Farm.