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Preface to A New Start

Preface to A New Start

One day short of my 8th anniversary, I was laid off.  I find myself feeling relieved. There were seven good years, and after the stress of the last year or so, I am grateful for the chance to regroup and start again. It was past time for me to move on, and this works. It has been almost a month, and my mojo is returning. I’m catching up on all the things that I didn’t have the energy or inclination…

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Half Full or Half Empty

Half Full or Half Empty

The trouble with philosophical abstraction is that it tries to create a space separated from the world. The metaphor of the slippery slope, for example, has become almost literal. That’s why it is often effective. Who wants to slide down a slippery slope? What is unstated but operative is that this metaphor encourages the reader/hearer to assume – without question – that there exists a place that is not slippery, where one cannot slide or fall. In our complex world…

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