Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mushy thinking, speaking, writing

            I just read James Thurber’s funny essay about collecting generalizations, instead of tangible objects.  Following that, I reread the beginning of Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language, which argued that clear thinking leads to clear writing and vice versa.  … Continue reading

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eComputer conspiracy

            I’ve blogged before about my new laptop and its upgraded software.  Well, I’m taking it for a test drive, so-to-speak in another ten days.  I could give you the number of hours and minutes, too, proving just how nervous … Continue reading

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Baseball

                I know Americans and probably every nationality is obsessed with sports, and that raises real problems.  But I’ve always loved playing baseball when I could see and listening to it, now that I can’t.                 When our son was … Continue reading

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Benevolent Discrimination

                Soon after becoming blind, I learned the term, “benevolent discrimination,” different from malevolent or hostile prejudice towards a group of people, but still very destructive.  Although positive attitudes or actions are expressed toward a particular group with this kind … Continue reading

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Independence Day

            Independence Day, a day that we broke away from Britain to secure our own governance.  Yet, as my husband and I reflected yesterday with friends, we Americans love to vote, for American idol and the baseball all star players, … Continue reading

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