Thanks for the compliments, Jan.
About my name, hehe, it's meant to encapsulate logic, meaning This is to That as That is to This. It involves opposite such as short, long; inside, outside; and part/individual, whole/group and their derivatives, which are many. When I signed up, the colon wasn't available to use, so I used what I thought would do the job of the colon, the hyphen.
In logic, one colon ":" means is and the double colon "::" depicts comparison expressed by as which, perhaps oddly, means "same." In grammar and punctuation (two studies within linguistics) -- where characters such as letters and symbols such as punctuation singularly and collectively convey meaning between the mental and physical planes -- only the single colon is used. When the colon is followed by a clause or a dependent/incomplete sentence instead of a sentence, a complete thought, what comes after that colon is meant to be understood as an extension. An extension's effects are clarity and emphasis. The same effects apply to a sentence following a colon.
Unlike the clause after a colon whose first letter of the first word is lower cased, the sentence's first word's first letter is upper cased. This upper cased letter is meant to show (the essence of, the meaning of) what is before the colon is what's after the colon, as if what is on either side of the colon refers to what's on the other side of the colon.
Little Johnny saved every cent he earned from picking weeds and raking leaves in nearly every yard in his neighborhood all summer. His dream was 24 hours away. Up to that day, the set sun was his countdown to sun rise in pursuit of his month-old obsession he found on page 8 of magazine The Tinkerer: a junior toolbox. Tonight, Johnny didn't sleep. Tomorrow was Day One of a new life.
Sentence, a complete thought:
But little did Johnny know Day One wouldn't start tomorrow. Day One would start after tomorrow: Johnny would fall asleep early morning and wake up after Tommy's Tools closed. Johnny's Day One would be Saturday.
Speaking of the band ABBA, I like 'em too. I like an assortment of music. My music tastes go from the 1940s to middle 2000s. The '80s had great music. I think that decade was the last decade original, creative and fun music was on the radio more often than not. But the late 60s and entire 70s, oh, my: philosophic, story and upbeat and groovin', all of which were simple.
Philosophic and story: There you go, man, keep as cool as you can. Face piles of trials with smiles. It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave. Keep on thinkin' free. <---YEAH!! :D
If you got questions about what I wrote above or anywhere else on the DP, just drop your questions. Want to pose an opposing view, go right ahead. When opposition is respectful, I accept it.
See you around, Jan.
-ABBA, "Mr. Riddles" lol :P
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.