Introducing Mark Davies, author of 101 DYSSIMILES

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Idiosyncratic. Urging him to retire early from his noted career as an Adjunct Professor of Remedial English as a Third Language, his colleagues said he should go far. He is on his way, recently sighted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attempting to apply Grassmann’s Law of the Dissimilation of Aspirates to dyssimiles. The author preserved and is proud to display on the cover of this book blatant evidence of how his early creative writing was often undervalued by his teachers, to encourage students to persevere against closed minds. The photograph of the author included here is said to be a likeness, a facsimile of uncertain source.

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Book description…

A SIMILE AMISS IS GOOD FOR A SMILE. In an age of virtual reality, alternative reality, and unreality, similes can deepen our awareness of the tensions between similitude, verisimilitude, and dissimilitude. If this is confusing, you need exposure to the treasures in this book. Dyssimilitude is defined here by example, since the word doesn’t appear (yet) in any dictionary. Each dyssimile in this book merits its own page, like a facial mole that draws attention and merits focused concentration and admiration. That was a bonus dyssimile, in case you missed it. Dyssimiles can take your mind where it’s never been, as well as where it doesn’t usually want to be. They are best appreciated slowly and in moderation. No trigger warnings are provided, and readers who experience dysphoria should explore the reasons with a good therapist. Attempts to illustrate these dyssimiles failed. Those expecting visual diversion should realize that this is, after all, a unique work of literature for serious writers and readers.

Introducing Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E., author of Words to Live By

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Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E. maintains a professional energy and management consulting practice serving clients in the commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental sectors. He has been actively involved in the energy field focused on designing various energy management programs and systems, applications of energy rates, and environmental programs throughout his entire professional career. Mr. Kogut has published a number of papers on the subject of energy. He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in several states, currently holds a number of certifications in the energy field, and is an active instructor in the energy field. Mr. Kogut is also listed in several Who’s Who publications, and is a recipient of a number of energy awards and honors, including induction into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Managers’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Kogut has received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Detroit, and has also received a Ph.D. from Lacrosse University in Engineering Management. His outside interests include golf, wine, and fine dining, along with professional, social, and community activities. Personal interests include history related readings, along with readings associated with individuals involved with contributions to science, engineering, world activities, and personal endeavors. Mr. Kogut enjoys the application of variations on words and its uses in the English language.

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Words and phrases to reflect on, with the thought of thinking on ways to apply them to our daily lives. Words have become a basic form of communication in society. Taking the time to take a look at a play on words, and interesting statements by some notable Notables. Reflections on these interesting words and phrases compilation, may open up a world of thought and possible inspiration at some points in our lives today and tomorrow.