Monthly Archives: June 2013

Privacy

Edward Snowden’s revelations about government surveillance has got him in hot water, but what is there in this brouhaha that we need to hear?  Aside from awareness of the infringement of personal “rights”, we might look at our definition of … Continue reading

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Getting The Word

Stunning. That’s how it feels when your doctor tells you that something is not what it should be. Doesn’t matter what it is; it’s scary. Most people experience, in varying degrees, Kubler-Ross’s hierarchy of dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain

When discomfort becomes pain and we have a lot on our minds, or a lot to do, we push the sensation to the back of our consciousness.  If we don’t feel it, it doesn’t exist. If it doesn’t exist, it … Continue reading

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The Passive Voice, Literary Style and Me, or “I”

Finding The Tiger, A Coming of Age went through the Publisher’s wringer of adaptation to Chicago Style. There were changes to words, wording, flow, etc. In other words, the individuality of the text was being gutted. Chicago Style stifled the … Continue reading

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On Being Human

It seems that part of our evolution as humans is to be not reliant on other people, or situations, for our happiness. Hinging our feelings to the actions of others causes us to lose control of one of the most … Continue reading

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BEING A BELLWETHER

*A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to presage future happenings.  (Wikipedia) In high school, I wrote a paper implicating Darwin’s theory of evolution in Dickens’ comments on contemporary society. … Continue reading

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