Category Archives: Osama bin Laden

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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Hard Times for the Merchants of Perpetual Outrage

Yes, things have been a bit thin here – not yet back to a daily column yet – but maybe that’s a good thing. It’s sometimes good to step back, even if involuntarily – and of course no one could … Continue reading

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