Archive for June 2021

Church in-person?! 'Get me to the church on time,' 2021

Church in-person?! 'Get me to the church on time,' 2021
My home church returned to holding services “in person” on June 20, 2021. I woke up on the 19th thinking “There’s just a few more hours, that’s all the time you’ve got!” and recognized it as the introduction to “Get Me to the Church on Time,” from “My Fair Lady.” With that very much in... Read more »

Thinking, the mind's eye, and the mind's ear

Thinking, the mind's eye, and the mind's ear
If you’ve read extensively, or if you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you may be somewhat familiar with the expression “the mind’s eye.” It’s the way you can picture something when you’re remembering it — the way you listen to a game on the radio and imagine being at the stadium, the way you... Read more »

Concurrences and dissents to verdicts on words by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune

Concurrences and dissents to verdicts on words by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune
(Note: I read Eric Zorn’s excellent column in the Chicago Tribune and enjoy his writing, even when I don’t agree with his opinions. On June 11, his column “Break up the ‘Southside’ and other verdicts on words” was particularly enjoyable. In the spirit of his court verdicts, I offer the following concurrences and dissents. Terms... Read more »
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How to get used to Celsius temperatures and get along better with people who use them
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