NPR pro file (was something else)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 6 18:42:11 UTC 2006

At 11:04 AM -0500 12/6/06, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>In a message dated 12/5/06 3:07:06 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:
>>  I'd be happy to defend Kitty Burns Florey, who is a very good
>>  novelist, a neighbor (in Hamden, CT), and the source of the
>>  recommendation that led us to our contractors (she wrote a nice piece
>>  in the Times in the late 80s on the addition she had built onto her
>>  house and made the experience seem so great I wrote her postcard
>>  asking for the names of her contractors, who (ultimately) didn't
>>  disappoint).  She strikes me as someone far too sensible to have
>>  presented sentence diagramming as a useful skill for writers, so I'm
>>  glad to see the specifics.
>But is she massively anal? Or has her anality been, at the very least,

that was Raum, for whom I hold no brief (lawyer though she may have
been), not Florey

LH (wondering if Ron's first question was the origin of the
metaphorical extension of "piles"...)

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