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Words of Life

Words of Life I woke early, and maybe no earlier than normal…but my mind was racing…thinking about words. What would we be without words? Where would life be without the power of words? I’m not sure I can express myself this morning but I will tell you my mind has been speeding through this thought,…

Excuse Me, It’s My Bias

Excuse Me, It’s My Bias: (Audio) One dictionary declares Bias as a prejudice inclination, and another one says it’s “an inclination of temperament or outlook…a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment.” Another one says it might indicate a prejudice that is unfair to someone, and Wikipedia says it’s “one-sided, lacking a neutral viewpoint, or not having…

Accountability: Who

Accountability: Who (Audio) I suspect the biggest problem any of us have is recognizing who we are accountable to. It is more than just the “boss” at the job, the better half of our self, our children, the past, the present and the future. We are accountable for everything around us, and all that is within…

The Words You Use

The Words You Use: (Audio) Yesterday, we enjoyed dinner at our favorite little hometown diner. We’ve been going to it for 14 years, or more. We choose to go there when our favorite server is there. It’s not that we like her better than just about anybody, but we get a kick out of connecting…

Language Is A Funny Thing

Language Is A Funny Thing: I was teaching a lesson last night, and some of the words I was sharing just sort of hit me funny… I began to ask questions, to myself, and realized how little I know about the origination of language… Where did language come from? How was it invented? Why are…

The Distance Between, Part 2

The Distance Between, Part 2: Where does Space End? I remember this questioning attitude in my 8th grade science class with Mr Doolittle. Channelview, Texas… We were talking about atoms. You know, electrons, protons, and comparing their rotation around the nuclei, sort of like how the planets orbit around the sun. The distance between the…

A Thought About Differences

Listening to NPR this weekend… A writer mentioned that he is frustrated by the commonly misused words found in everyday life. He gave an example and for the life of me I could not grasp his example. Perhaps I needed to see it in print more than hear his words. Yet, I comprehend how easily it…