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    Re: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2008 Mar 4, 11:04 -0800

    In answer to your question, I would say no. I have learned more from
    people like Frank Reed who try and make things as simple and
    straightforward as possible. Buckley entertained me and inspired me
    but did not teach me the details.
    
    Traveling in Oregon.
    
    On Mar 3, 2008, at 12:26 PM, "Greg R."  wrote:
    
    >
    > --- Dan Allen  wrote:
    >
    >> He used more words than were needed, and used longer words than were
    >> absolutely necessary, but to those who could get past his tone, he
    >> showed the nuances of the English language.
    >
    > But would you say that's an effective teaching technique for someone
    > trying to master an "arcane" subject like celestial navigation?
    >
    > --
    > GregR
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> On Mar 2, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Greg R. wrote:
    >>
    >>> his [William F. Buckley] narration seemed a bit pompous and with
    >>> what appeared to me to be a tone of "I know this and you don't"
    >>> running throughout it.
    >>
    >> Of course!  That was his style.  He used more words than were needed,
    >>
    >> and used longer words than were absolutely necessary, but to those
    >> who
    >> could get past his tone, he showed the nuances of the English
    >> language.
    >>
    >> Dan
    >> N48.5d W122.3d
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >
    > >
    >
    
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