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Don't Forget, Part 3

I sincerely apologize, readers–I’ve been completely overtaken by events at work and at home over the last couple of weeks.  Nothing bad, but more than enough to keep me busy. 397 more words

Critical Thought

Do you mean what I mean? What do I even mean?

I think we can probably all agree that language has meaning. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is largely accepted to be a fallacy as we have grown to understand that language and labels can hurt us incredibly deeply. 941 more words

Don't Forget

So, I’ve got my popcorn popped for former FBI Director Comey’s Congressional testimony–tomorrow, as I write this (‘later today’ when it gets posted).  It should be exciting–he’s being very careful… 814 more words

Planning

Critical Thinking

A great many people think they are thinking when they are actually rearranging their prejudices.

—William James

The shady side to the fact checking trend (and alternative methods for sorting through the lies).

Since the lying, incompetent orange man became the Republican candidate in the US, then president, fact checking websites and other content have been trending. Fact checking has become a buzzword. 596 more words

Writing

TV is Bad, M’kay? Light Bulb Moments and the Benefit of Firsthand Educational Experience

The spectrum of writers that have contributed to the subject of whether television can be good or bad is far and wide. Steven Johnson, in an article entitled “Watching TV makes You Smarter,” the author does much to posit that TV can and will make you smarter—provided you watch shows with complex storylines. 1,286 more words

Parallels between Indian and Palestinian Partition

By Inamul Haq

Partition, whether in the Indian Sub-continent or in Palestine, is considered as a catastrophe in history, resulting in lakhs of casualty. Stanley Wolpert describes Partition as a “shameful flight” of the British colonialists. 941 more words