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If You Know You Know

It is often thought by those who are not in the know that there is no purpose in tautology.  The statement that adorns this particular personal essay is an example of a tautology.  If you know, you know.  In mathematical … Continue reading

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When I Say Nothing At All

I particularly enjoy it, most of the time, when I am able to convey my feelings without having to say them.  This is even true when the communication is of a particularly trivial matter where it would seem to be … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Me, But You Don’t Like Me

How do we recognize who our enemies are?  We may desire to be friendly to and on good terms to everyone, but sometimes this is not possible.  To the extent that we are honest about our thoughts and feelings, our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal:  How To Choose Words Wisely And Well, by Joseph Telushkin I wish I would have read this book before I had read his book on ethics.  One of the things that writers often do, … Continue reading

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On Epistemology And The Problem Of Revealed Knowledge And Authority

After services today, I felt it necessary to remind the speaker of today’s sermon message that when one casually throws around words like epistemology and a priori and a posteriori knowledge that other people are going to think of one … Continue reading

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The Ideal Author As Anti-Celebrity

In reading the works of various authors, one can get a sense of how they related to the context of their works.  Today I would like to write about writers, something that is generally only of interest to other writers.  … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Have Any Lies Between Us

My day began in a way I could have predicted.  I got up and got ready for the speaker’s workshop and as I was starting my shower my roommate drove off, thinking that the speaker’s workshop was earlier.  When I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ten Commandments Of Character

The Ten Commandments Of Character:  Essential Advice For Living An Honorable, Ethical, Honest Life, by Joseph Telushkin This author provides about 300 pages of advice column material that is devoted around ten ethical principles that are clearly meant to parallel … Continue reading

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A Hermeneutic Of Charity

For those who find the word hermeneutic a bit frightening, it is a word that comes from the Greek word for interpretation, and was coined in the late 17th century by biblical scholars who wanted a suitably fancy word to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Spy The Lie

Spy The Lie:  Former CIA Officers Teach You How To Detect Detection, by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero, with Don Tennant, read by Fred Berman I really enjoyed this particular audiobook as it was something right up my … Continue reading

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