Category Archives: on words

Freedom and the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

When I hear political candidates rail against the the beauty of the US Constitution, it reminds me that in every generation we are warned, “they will rise up to kill you,” There are always those that wish to take from … Continue reading

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Update: Antisemitism is now cool

If you have been following the latest in the Adventures in Antisemitism in the US Congress, you will know that Rep. Ilhan Omar has spouted some more Jew-hating tropes. It also appears that her statements have not been condemned in … Continue reading

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On Words: Sadness versus Depression

Sadness. I have been thinking about this word for the last few days. You see I attended a funeral the other day, and while funerals can be the recognition of a life well lived, they also envelope you in the … Continue reading

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On Words: Selfcare

An edited shorter version of this post appears in the Times of Israel, Selfcare, Lashon Hara and Social Media ******** It’s the same thing every January. We are deluged with stories about exercise, eating right, and how we are all … Continue reading

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On Words: Counting Down to 2019 with “Allyship, Adulting, and AF”

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I had originally thought to write a screed about the idiocy of the words “allyship,” “adulting,” and the use of the abbreviation “AF.” Of course, I actually like that two letter word and find it useful right now on so … Continue reading

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On Words: From the river to the sea…

Words have meaning. Simply saying them without thinking doesn’t excuse you from their implications. And if you say them, then gaslight the public, accusing the majority of people of being racist, ignorant, or undermining your point, instead of apologizing and … Continue reading

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On Words: Toxic

Oxford has announced the word of the year for 2018: toxic. It really comes as no surprise. Whether society is talking about toxic masculinity or toxic politics, there is an overabundance of malignant social discourse that abounds in the world … Continue reading

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