CHIASMUS [kahy-AZ-muh s]: a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases,


In his inauguration speech of 1961, John F. Kennedy spoke words that have been impossible to forget.  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” They may be memorable, but…unfortunately…they have been ignored by many. Their purpose today, in this blog posting, […]

CAMPAIGN WEARY: tired of speeches, arguments, ads, rhetoric, robo calls

I’ve almost had it, and it isn’t even May.   The elections are more than 6 months away and already I’m experiencing campaign weariness.  I get a dozen or more email requests a day  for funds for candidates. The other day I had a verbal feud with someone from my own party who was calling to […]

INDECISIVE: a state of being incapable of making a decision

When someone is frozen and unable to make a decision, they are said to be indecisive. It is a state which carries with it great anxiety and stress, particularly if the person is at a point of needing to make a clear decision in order to resolve an issue.  Being indecisive is not a matter […]