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Sing Those Things That You Just Don’t Say

One of the reasons why we have so much art, and why there are more poets than people who read poetry, to give one example among many, is that art and literature and music provide us with a means of … Continue reading

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Right Back Where We Left Off

One of the notable aspects of the social life of my father that always struck me as being the most interesting was the way that he had as his best friends people who he had not necessarily seen or interacted … Continue reading

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On Not Knowing What To Say

Communication is difficult. It is difficult to send a message to someone else, to struggle with the wording of it, and it is difficult to understand a given message and how one exactly one needs to respond to it, if … Continue reading

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A Simple Kind Of Life

In the late 1990’s, the band No Doubt released their album “Rings Of Saturn,” which was a less than entirely successful follow-up to their massive success “Tragic Kingdom.” One of the moderate hits from the album, “Simple Kind Of Life,” … Continue reading

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Mankind As A Social Animal

One of the axioms that philosophers tend to point to about mankind is that mankind is a social animal. Indeed, for centuries, the sociability of mankind has furnished a great deal of the interest of certain novels that strive to … Continue reading

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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part One

The noted fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold argued that the difference between honor and reputation rested in the fact that honor was about one’s true character and reputation was what others thought of you. One of the notable aspects of … Continue reading

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A Little Politeness Goes A Long Way

I am generally amused when I am able to see the same set of facts from a variety of perspectives and come to a better judgment of what is going on, and today I found an example that was much … Continue reading

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On The Purposes Of Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the last stage of the basics of classical education in the trivium, and is present in a great deal of the communication that we encounter in life. When a lawyer argues a case, they are engaging in rhetoric. … Continue reading

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Any Identifiable Group

A friend was trying to send me some “funny” art history memes, and it was not too long before I found I was not amused, because the people making the art history memes were misandrist (presumably female) art history fans … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke There’s A Smoke Machine

One of the lessons that we should have been learning over the course of the last decade or so is that where there is smoke, there is a smoke machine, and not necessarily a fire. The realization that a great … Continue reading

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