CERTAINTY: without a doubt

certainty

There is little in life about which one can be absolutely certain.  Except, maybe, that one day each of us will die.   In spite of cryogenics (the freezing of the body in expectation that it will be restored to life) I don’t know of any sane person who believes that (she) will avoid death. But […]

DIGITAL CORRECTNESS: decision to print or read digital news as opposed to print news

digital correctness

 The term “Political Correctness” has been around for a long time.  We know that it means that a person has chosen to employ language which is sensitive to current trends in social consciousness.  For instance, one does not use racial slurs or insensitive language about women.    Gender references should always reflect both genders, such as […]

BIRTH NARRATIVES: the various stories surrounding the birth of Jesus of Nazareth

birth narrative

Despite what many people believe to be the “true story” of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the fact is that there are many stories, some of which agree, and some of which are at odds with each other. For instance, the four Gospels, the primary readings of the New Testament, each have a unique […]

800 POUND GORILLA: a very strong and/or menacing entity or issue that is obvious but not dealt with

You hear it all the time:  The conversation went all over the place, but nobody was talking about the 800 pound gorilla in the middle of the living room. I saw an ad on TV last week which showed a small convertible driving down the freeway with a huge gorilla in the passenger seat.  The […]