Tag Archives: Conversation

Wonder No More! Language in Action —

The latest post here, We Go Forth to Wonder, produced a lively discussion among viewers about language, its purposes, uses, limitations — Informative and provocative as it was, though, no discussion (to my mind) is complete without a demonstration of … Continue reading

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A Post About — Comments!

There’s ham and eggs, brownies and milk, winter and summer, and POSTS AND COMMENTS.  The one makes the other go, the other pulls the one along. I’m sure I have the most thoughtful, interesting readers anywhere. Your lively comments can enlarge my small … Continue reading

Posted in Etcetera, Touch, Wonderings, Writers | Tagged , , | 38 Comments

What Does Freedom Mean?

WordPress bloggers were challenged to write about this question just before the Fourth of July.  About the same time, before the Fourth, Krista Tippett, host of the PBS program “On Being”, rebroadcast a 2003 interview with philosopher and polymath Jacob … Continue reading

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Why I Blog: A New Year’s Manifesto

Note: There are fireworks to follow: “I sometimes wonder why I blog; I tell myself it’s largely to have a venue that forces me to think through vague ideas a little bit more than I would otherwise. And I do … Continue reading

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