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The Troll In Me And The Troll In You

One of the more humorous aspects of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen is his expression that he had a bit of the troll in him.  Although the word troll has a greatly different semantic domain when one is dealing with … Continue reading

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Baby Talk

The concept of the movie Baby Geniuses always bothered me, with the idea that children had some kind of telepathic communication that was lost when verbalization began.  Rather than seeing talking as a step back from some sort of idealized … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Different Drum

The Different Drum:  Community Making And Peace, by M. Scott Peck This book is an example of a work that began very well and ended with somewhat of a thud.  And why was that the case?  Most of this book … Continue reading

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Talking Is Hard: The Many Consequences Of An Obvious Truth

From time to time I like to reflect on the connections that draw my often disparate reflections and ruminations together.  I tend to find that I am both more complex and more simple than people tend to recognize, more layered … Continue reading

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Coercion All The Way Down

I have commented before concerning the issue of coercion as well as coercive logic in a variety of circumstances.  When I started writing this blog, I did not think that coercion would be such a big part of my beat … Continue reading

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And She Likes Everyone

There are many ways in which someone can be a cultural innovator or trendsetter, and strangely enough I often find myself puzzled by the way that Justin Bieber serves in that role as a musician despite the fact that at … Continue reading

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They Did Not Enlarge The Circle Of Her Acquaintance

Recently I was reading a biography of Jane Austen (review forthcoming) and I found a rather poignant extended quotation about the life and social circle of Jane Austen from her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, who was one of her first … Continue reading

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Book Review: If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino I might never have read anything by this author had I not seen a blurb for this book in a collection of great books I read over a decade ago.  … Continue reading

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On The Development Of A Personal Writing Style

As a longtime writer, it is difficult to ponder when and where it was that I acquired my personal style as a writer.  My earliest writing is shrouded in the mist of my early childhood.  By the time I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Journey Of Faith

A Journey Of Faith:  A provacative and moving dialogue between two men of faith, two voices of conscience, about the most profound events and issues of our time, by Elie Wiesel and John Cardinal O’Connor As someone who feels a … Continue reading

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