Category Archives: Obama's Cairo Speech

The Words We Use and Now Don’t Use

Man is the language animal – we alone have words, words that remove us from the immediate now, so we can talk with each other about the past and what we now think really happened, and about the future and … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Perspective

Sports fans know all about it – loyalty has nothing to with anything even vaguely related to rational thought and carefully considered perspective. It’s somewhat the opposite of perspective. Chicago Cubs fans always say wait until next year, every year, … Continue reading

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