Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

On The Rational Analysis Of Emotional Difficulties

This past Sabbath, one of the members of our congregation and a fellow volleyball coach during the fall and winter months gave his second sermonette in a row that dealt with a matter of considerable emotional difficulty while using a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unexpected Evolution Of Language

The Unexpected Evolution Of Language:  Discover The Surprising Etymology Of Everyday Words, by Justin Cord Hayes Why would the evolution of language be unexpected to anyone who has a remote idea of the history of words.  When we reflect upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: Written In Stone

Written In Stone:  A Journey Through The Stone Age And The Origins Of Modern Language, by Christopher Stevens At its heart, this book is a historical dictionary, but of an unusual and striking kind.  Rather than seeking to go from … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means:  The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words And Their Tangled Histories, by Ross Petras And Kathryn Petras There are some languages that have official language academies that officially tell what is and what … Continue reading

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