The more you learn, the more special-purpose words you use. This is something everyone guesses; little kids who read a lot tend to use bigger words (and depending on their family, the… Read More
I know that at least some of my readers are reading the title of this post with alarm and distaste, but BS is growing inside the walls of Academia and all aspects of written communication… Read More
I read this morning about an incident in which perpetrators unknown have destroyed and burned scores of beehives. People are baffled by this illogical act, which seems to raise concern… Read More
One of the earliest Sufi women about whom knowledge has been passed down to us is Rabia al-Adawiyya, associated with the city of Basra in Persia (modern day Iran). Sufi-ism is a move… Read More
Greetings to all!! Well, this seems a strange topic to begin the New Year with, but I have to catch these opportunities as they come, because my memory is not as good as . . . What was I… Read More
Most of my readers know that I'm an atheist (even if not an "evangelical" one); I have posted about it often. (I'll insert a link when I find the posts.) I have long maintained t… Read More
First off, I thought I'd mix in blogs about various topics of interest, to relieve the monotony of politics all the time. Incidentally, this is a good plan for everyone out there: poli… Read More
a writer of whom I have not heard before: Pete Davis, has an interesting article in the Guardian, one for which we should be thankful. Democrats of all shades of blue should try to rea… Read More
In a recent article on HuffPost, reporter S. V. Date conjectured how members of the Republican core feel about how things are going. Two members of the party had opposite views. … Read More
First of all, for those of you who don't have the patience to read most of this post, the answer is: No. Anyway, Sarah Silverman recently posted a video in which she sings about all that she… Read More
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