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Could You Pass The Turing Test?

One of the more intriguing tests that people take frequently is the Turing Test, whether they realize it or not. In a world like our own where there are a lot of bots masquerading as people, one of the important … Continue reading

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An Island Unto Itself?

One of the most enduring jokes that has been made–a version of it goes all the way back to Shakespeare’s Merchant Of Venice–about the English is the way that they are so relentlessly monolingual. Similar things have been said about … Continue reading

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It’s All Been Said Before

I am often intrigued by the communication problems that other people have. As someone who has spent my life struggling mightily with various aspects of communication, it has often struck me that a great many people feel very deeply and … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Messenger Is The Message

Frequently I find myself struck by questions of communication, and among those questions is the relationship between the messenger and the message. Some years ago when people still cared about the music that Demi Lovato made, she released two singles … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside: Part One

One of the most common issues that I come across with regards to dealing with communication with other people is that the difference between inside and outside plays havoc with how we see others and how we deal with the … Continue reading

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Fancy Seeing You Here

“Fancy seeing you here,” was my initial comment to the gentleman who was scheduled to share split sermon duties at a neighboring congregation with me this morning when I arrived at my normal congregation by a lengthy and circuitous route. … Continue reading

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What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

I do not consider myself a master communicator. To be sure, communication is a subject I am deeply interested in, but it is of great personal interest because it has seldom gone well in my personal life. What I tend … Continue reading

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How Not To Discourage Murmuring

The motivation of other people is a challenging task. As someone who spends a fair amount of time and effort motivating myself for self-improvement, I find that I tend to greatly resent when other people seek to influence me. There … Continue reading

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On The Gravity Of Interactions

From time to time I wonder about the gravity that people exert in their personal lives. Yesterday, for example, while I was at services, one of my friends looked at my face and wondered if I wanted to talk, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doesn’t Hurt To Ask

Doesn’t Hurt To Ask: Using The Power Of Questions To Communicate, Connect, And Persuade, by Trey Gowdy This book made me think less of the person writing it. This was probably not the intention of the author, but the author’s … Continue reading

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