Tag Archives: communication

We Need To Talk

According to former president Ronald Reagan, the most terrifying words to hear from someone are:  “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”  That said, among the most terrifying words that people can here is the expression “we need … Continue reading

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Book Review: Signspotting

Signspotting:  Absurd And Amusing Signs From Around The World, compiled by Doug Lansky When one reads road signs, it is worthwhile to appreciate on their absurdity.  At times a given sign may seem to make sense when the elements are … Continue reading

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A Trip To The San Francisco Bay Area

Before today I had only briefly been in the San Francisco Bay area, when I took a flight from Reno to Los Angeles while I was in college through Oakland.   For whatever reason, I had never found a reason to … Continue reading

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Why Should It Matter Who The Messenger Is?

From time to time I have noted the unfortunate personal tendency I have to be far less friendly to messages being delivered to me that come with certain labels even where I am quick to claim such labels and identities … Continue reading

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Someday Never Comes

Forty-seven years ago Credence Clearwater Revival released their last studio album before breaking up, called “Mardi Gras,” an album lovingly dissected by Todd In The Shadows for his Trainwreckords series.  While I am no fan of most of the album, … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Languages

One of the aspects of human creativity that deserves more attention is the way that languages can be created.  While the evolution of languages has been viewed by some [1] as an undirected evolution that demonstrates the feasibility of evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hearing God

Hearing God:  Eliminate Myths.  Encounter Meaning, by Nathan Finochio [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah Waterbrook in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I was reading this book, I … Continue reading

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Vive La Difference

Earlier today I was browsing through the e-mails in my inbox when I read a humorous editorial by someone who wanted to make it plain that it was no great thing to concede to Israel the right to exist.  Generally … Continue reading

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Onward To A World Of Servile Technology And Resentful People

From time to time there are situations in life that remind me of some of the more notable but less often discussed aspects of our existence.  I find myself in a somewhat ambivalent position when it comes to other people.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Patch

Rough Patch, by Nicole Markotic There are strengths and weaknesses in focusing a novel like this one on a quirky and somewhat socially awkward teenager who happens to be somewhat obsessed with her bisexuality and its repercussions and who also … Continue reading

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