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Playing Marco Polo

Marco Polo is that children’s game that proves humans aren’t bats – it’s all about acoustical location. It’s a form of hide-and-seek where the person who’s “it” closes his or her eyes and shouts out “Marco” and everyone else is … Continue reading

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Another Speech

Long ago, in a different America, Francis Fukuyama wrote about the end of history in a 1989 essay that turned into a book three years later – explaining the end of history as “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and … Continue reading

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When The Words That Everyone Is Using Stop Meaning What They Seem To Mean

It’s always best to wait until the dust settles. As common expressions go that’s a good one – far better than saying that’s no skin off my teeth. Foreigners learning English must puzzle over that one. Skin? Teeth? But colloquialisms … Continue reading

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The State of Something or Other

This is a place marker – or maybe what follows is all that needs to be said. An hour or two ago, or in a universe far away and long ago, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, … Continue reading

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