Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes it’s worthwhile to look back at where you’ve come from to help you see where you’re going. It gives you a new, old perspective. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 30
Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether we are technically in a recession or not, the economy is in trouble. Blame is always so much easier to find than solutions. Continue reading When is a recession not a recession? When it’s a diversion!
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a limited-time offer: Simon & Schuster is offering two titles about conflict as free e-books and audiobooks through July 31. Continue reading Free audio and e-books offer conflicting views on conflict
Reading Time: 2 minutes Serendipity is one of the creative tools a writer has to pull things together into context. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 29
Reading Time: 7 minutes Misunderstandings arise when people draw circles to set themselves apart from others, or when others draw circles around them. Instead we should look at what we all have in common. Continue reading Fun with Venn diagrams
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sealed Air announced a new addition to its line of protective mailers. But despite the Bubble Wrap brand name, these bubbles presumably won’t pop. Continue reading When is a bubble not a bubble?
Reading Time: < 1 minutes I’ve never been much of a sportsman or a businessman, so records haven’t meant much to me. But I do want to mark this one–just for the record. Continue reading On breaking records
Reading Time: < 1 minutes A productive week, with two major projects completed on schedule and two blog posts–including a return of the mysterious Rhetoric Referee. The Rhetoric Referee is an occasional mystery guest who takes apart the verbal tricks that politicians and debaters use to divert their opponents and deceive their audiences. He attempts to remain neutral, which in these days of political entertainment is probably not exactly click … Continue reading Week in Review: Week 28
Reading Time: < 1 minutes In logic and debate–and thus in politics–dealing with generalities can get you into trouble. How do you handle the exception that seems to disprove the rule? Continue reading The ‘No True Scotsman’ fallacy
Reading Time: 2 minutes My mother used to quote “an old saying” that she learned in her youth. It sounded like something from the Depression, but it was actually a World War II slogan. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.” An old saying? Most of us had never seen economic conditions like those in WWII–until today. The war created a massive labor shortage as … Continue reading Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without