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The Power of Words

“Words… They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more… … Continue reading

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Harsh Truth

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”~Søren Kierkegaard Harsh, I know, but true.  And absolutely NOT aimed at any reader of this blog! This is me doing some thinking about … Continue reading

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The Negative Power of Mendacity

“There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity…You can smell it. It smells like death.”  “Big Daddy” Pollitt in Tennessee WIlliams’s  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof This is one of my favorite quotes from literature because if … Continue reading

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Stopping to Check

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” — Abraham Lincoln I’m sure many of you have seen this Internet joke. Obviously, Lincoln never said this.  But just a word today about stopping to check. Many wise words are attributed … Continue reading

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Being truthful

To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful. ~ Edward R Murrow Journalist Edward R. Murrow was one of my mother’s favorites. As a high school student … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for July 8, 2009

People only see what they are prepared to see. ~~Ralph Waldo Emersom How true this is!  One of the skills I try hard to cultivate is being prepared to see whatever presents itself, and it’s not something I’m 100% successful … Continue reading

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