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October 2016

Relationships and Metaphor

Are you in a relationship? This question makes the word “relationship” sound like it references a container. You and someone else are …

The Fake Thumb

National Public Radio conducted an interview this week with a magician who talked about how he does one of his magic tricks …

Not Even For Free

I was surprised by Donald Trump’s debate performance last night. In previous debates, Trump’s responses followed a fairly predictable pattern. A question …

The Ring of Gyges

The Ring of Gyges is a Greek myth examined by Plato in The Republic. The ring had the power to render its …

What America Needs

While writing about an idea I had to support political reform, I watched the vice-presidential debate. I focused on the nonverbal messages. …

The Day After

It’s the day after the election. The United States is hung over. And, it’s a bad one. The rest of the world …