No excuses, but:
Im pretty sure Richard meant to say something along the lines that I was loose.
I always believed that throe generally meant a struggle that leads to a collapse (such as Genii is in the throes of literary collapse) vs. an opening throw, such as the beginning of a game or season destined for (hopefully) success. I had no idea that, during all the years I played baseball and caught the opening throw of the season, I was actually catching the opening throe. But what do I know? I aint got no good book learnin no how, so I probably am wrong to have used the phrase to begin withsorry! (And its not the most current mistaken use of phraseology I have made: chances are good that there are more to come, too.) My proofreader (the college edumacated one of the family) missed that one too! I need a better proofreader! Time for that divorce I guess (or maybe I should pay her..nahhhhhh).
The other error we missed (in the Magician piece) is a must where there should have been a most (or the other way aroundregardless; its wrong). Bottom line: Stuff Happens. A handful of words and phrases out of tens of thousands of words aint half bad given, as Richard said, the size of the staff.
And while were bitching about spelling, Richard, how long has the Stanley Collins book been availible?*
*Thank Andy and one of his readers at TMCJ for catching that onealong with the loose thingbut they did miss the throe thing, and the must thing!