Friday, May 15, 2015

Ave, John!

John McCrarey writes an excellent post that makes the case for people who just want to sit down and have a reasonable discussion instead of being called racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted/oppressive. The post's punchline:

The point is when people actually talk to each other as opposed to at each other, it often turns out that we are not as far apart as it may otherwise seem.

I used to have a strong interest in the dynamics of dialogue, especially interreligious dialogue. Whatever happened to that version of me?



  1. Kevin,

    You may be interested in one of my older posts, wherein I analyzed this issue in geometric terms:

    "You talkin' to me? To debate or not to debate, that is the question"

  2. Enjoyed Big Henry's post although it made my brain hurt much the same as it does after reading one your grammar posts...

  3. Thanx for the shout out, John. As for the "brain hurt", take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning (yes, I am a Doctor, albeit not an MD; your mileage may vary).


  4. "I used to have a strong interest in [x]. Whatever happened to that version of me?"

    I've asked myself that question a lot, too. We really do change as time goes by. Or perhaps we shed layers as we become more and more ourselves.

  5. Malcolm,

    I don't think it is only a "shedding" process. I have also acquired new interests as I got older (and, occasionally, wiser). I think we become more and more our current-version selves.



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