Monthly Archives: September 2016

What’s in a Name? – part 2

Shakespeare reminded us that roses smell the same, no matter what you call them. According to Wikipedia, “The reference is often used to imply that the names of things do not affect what they really are.” But names do affect … Continue reading

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9/11

I am writing this on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. Fifteen years later, I am wondering what we have learned from 9/11; how we have changed; and what we have done to … Continue reading

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Requiescat In Pace

One of the biggest problems with getting older is that many of the folks you care about don’t. The Rector of one of the churches I attended many years ago reminded us that “Life is a terminal disease: everyone who … Continue reading

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When I Was a Child

St. Paul wrote: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” When I was a child I … Continue reading

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Hanging With the Apes

As a student of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, I spent an inordinate amount of time visiting zoos. If I was in a new city that had a zoo, I would make it a point to see it. If a city … Continue reading

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