Monthly Archives: May 2023

Um…how would it work?

Here is a line of dialogue from the Netflix show The Diplomat, which I enjoyed the first time I saw it and have enjoyed more every time since. This is a conversation between Kate Wyler, Ambassador to Great Britain (Keri … Continue reading

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Self-sacrifice. Why?

I have a fantasy in which the people who make the points I like best use language that makes sense. The way I look at it, the language I use actually does make sense and if these other people would … Continue reading

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My Whetstone

There‚Äôs nothing quite like a good metaphor. A powerful metaphor realigns ideas and experiences as surely as a powerful magnet realigns iron filings and sometimes just as quickly. I teach a series of classes on ancient narratives from other cultures.[1] … Continue reading

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