Monthly Archives: December 2015

Barry’s Blog # 155: The Modesty Doctrine, Part One of Two

What do you think when you see a woman wearing a Muslim head scarf or veil? I certainly experience quite a mix of feelings and judgments. Whereas most Americans once thought it was a mere curiosity, now we can’t escape … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 154: Creative Etymology for a World Gone Mad, Part Two

Part of the work of bringing soul back into the world is learning to address this world — and each other — with beautiful, complex, multi-faceted, nuanced (slight difference, shade of color, mist, vapor, cloud) language (tongue; Spanish: lengua), and … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 153: Creative Etymology for a World Gone Mad, Part One

As a mythologist I am neither objective nor dispassionate, but interested (to “be between”) in complication (“folding together”). Although I do regret not taking Latin in high school or Greek in college, I proudly admit to being an amateur (from … Continue reading

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