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Selling Wheat in a Barley Market: The Wit of Bion the Philosopher

Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers 4.47–49 (On Bion)

“To speak truly concerning other matters, Bion was a shifty guy, a diverse-minded sophist, and someone who gave many avenues of attack to those who wanted to harm philosophy. 336 more words


Flip Reality to Peace

In my reality, people matter, all animals matter and trees and nature matters as well. There is kindness, respect and a reverence for peace and stillness in my reality. 378 more words



Paragoge (par-a-go’-ge): The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word. A kind of metaplasm.

Republican Healthcareless. That’s the essence of the Republican plan. 40 more words


Social Media & Rhetoric

In the next couple days, I’ll be posting a 6-part series about social media and rhetoric that I’ve been tweaking with recently. Here is the intro: 349 more words


Paralipsis (par-a-lip’-sis): Stating and drawing attention to something in the very act of pretending to pass it over (see also cataphasis). A kind of irony. 83 more words



One of the difficulties I faced when I started with public speaking, was making eye contact with the entire audience.

Looking people in the eyes is crucial to connect with them. 255 more words