Tucked inside are such gems as this:
Show-off sentences? Couple of weeks ago, I wrote, “Recently, I was riding through Nîmes with Tony Daniels. (I know, that’s a show-off sentence.)” A reader contributed,A few years ago, my wife was visiting with some friends who love to travel. At one point, one of them — who works for the World Bank and seems to have been everywhere — started a sentence with, “When I was in Zanzibar . . .” We all agreed that was a great line.As Bill Buckley would say, beat that.
More recently, I saw one of the Apollo astronauts on a video talking about his experiences. He said, “When I was on the moon . . .”