Category Archives: on words

On Words: Antisemitism

Antisemitism. It is a word that conjures up the oldest bigotry known in human history. You may even think that there is a consensus about the meaning of this word. However, you would be wrong. In fact, there is more … Continue reading

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#WorldBookDay and freedom in crisis

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On  #WorldBookDay let us remember that the majority of people in the world do not have the right to read what they want, or say what they want, or wear what they want. Censorship and oppression are on the march, and … Continue reading

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On Words: Apology

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It’s actually one of the hardest parts of being human. Acknowledging the fact that you could be wrong, and that your actions hurt another person. Or that you are right, but you still hurt another person. Ultimately, the question is, … Continue reading

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On Words: Jerusalem

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Yes it is simply a word. But it is a singular word that elicits notions of angels, demons, and a God in heaven. It is a word that has caused war, rebellion, and prayer. It is a word that connotes … Continue reading

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On Words: Complicit

Apparently the word of the year for 2017 is complicit.  choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others This simply means that it is the word, according to Dictionary.com, that has had the most clicks over the year. Considering the hyper partisan-politicization of the US since the … Continue reading

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On Words: Misogyny

Misogyny rears its ugly head on social media almost on a daily basis. It is an interesting perspective of how men disagree  with me on line. Now I am lucky, as I am not one of those women who have … Continue reading

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On Words: Consent

I am truly not certain why this is such a hard one. CONSENT means that a person actively gives you permission to invade a part of their body, their home, their life. Consent is not a new idea. It is … Continue reading

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