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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Argumentation for the Very Busy (part II)

Everything on Earth with substance has a form.  A pattern of arrangement by which we recognize it as an individual entity – a thing unto itself. Argument is no exception. (If, at this point in time you haven’t read the … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Argument: an Introduction

In recent years, hasn’t it just felt like people don’t know how to talk to each other about controversial topics anymore? Seems like there’s no end of online screeds, rants, polemics, fights, and the occasional incitement to riot. It’s one … Continue reading

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Bullying and Children…

Been a bit of news about bullying lately… Thought I’d weigh in. So, recently a video went viral of a kid here in Tennessee, making an emotional plea for people to stop bullying. If you’ve spent any time on Twitter … Continue reading

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And You didn’t Think You were a Farmer…

For some unfathomable reason I woke up thinking about parables this morning. So, this post might be a little heavy on the parable and metaphor. Also, this will not constitute some kind of introductory class on what parables and metaphors … Continue reading

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The Off-Kilter Eye

It’s funny, read enough blogs about how to create a successful blog and you come across the same advice, over and over again: “Be an expert at something, and talk about that thing.” This is the latest version of, “You … Continue reading

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Thinking About Standards

It’s Monday again. So let’s start the week with something that pisses me off: When someone tells you some way you should be, but leaves out the part about how to be that way. What I’m talking about, to be … Continue reading

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Safety (Pin) Concerns

The other day, on Twitter, I was accused of trolling an individual – who I’m not going to name here. Now, I will admit to taking the piss out of people from time to time; mainly just my friends. But … Continue reading

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