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prisoner of the tongue

Do I know you mean what you mean? If people think in one language, they think a given way; and in another language then another way. Or at least so thought Benjamin Lee Whorf, who asserted that our thought is … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE DOWN THE CRAZY RIVER

Is there such a thing as the world’s worst animals. From a safe distance we can regard the malevolent animals of the Amazon as a biological miracle and not a flesh eating pestilential horror. In any event, the creatures; flying, … Continue reading

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THE INVISIBLE HAND:Who is the Third Who Walks Always Beside You?

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives … Continue reading

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