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Barry’s Blog # 303: Military Madness – The Unacknowledged Metaphors in Our Daily Speech, Part Four of Four

Part Four Turn this wall on its side and it becomes a bridge! – Graffiti on the Mexican side of the U.S. border wall Mythopoetic men’s conferences have evolved effective conflict rituals that encourage men to engage with each other … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 302: Military Madness – The Unacknowledged Metaphors in Our Daily Speech, Part Three of Four

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. – Albert Einstein These days there is much talk about de-colonizing our minds – interrogating ourselves about the unconscious biases, racist opinions, classist ideas, colonialist language (and, … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 301: Military Madness – The Unacknowledged Metaphors in Our Daily Speech, Part Two of Four

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London Here is a list of martial metaphors (followed by some sports names) that I’ve compiled. Its sheer size, more than any analysis, may … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 300: Military Madness – The Unacknowledged Metaphors in Our Daily Speech, Part One of Four

Part One Military madness was killing my country. Solitary sadness comes over me. – Graham Nash Imagination is not a solitary thing. Unlike fantasy, which is self-centered, imagination implies dialogue – between what is and what could be. Consider that … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 299: Grief and Remembrance in Greece

What shall I send you, dear one, There in the underworld? If I send you an apple, it will rot, If a quince, it will shrivel; If I send grapes, they will fall away, If a rose, it will droop. … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 298: We Like to Watch: Being There with Trump, Part Seven of Seven

The grief and sense of loss that we often attribute to a failure in our personality is actually an emptiness where a beautiful and strange otherness should have been encountered. – Paul Shepard Then our possessions will turn to beasts … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 297: We Like to Watch: Being There with Trump, Part Six of Seven

When people wrong you, go after those people, because it is a good feeling and because other people will see you doing it. I always get even…Sorry, losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest — and … Continue reading

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