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Articles tagged Listening

Words, Words, Words – And the Trouble with Them

Words are hard to use, right? I mean, I think it's hard to write stuff and say stuff because you never know how people are going to, like, take it. There's this one essayist, I like him, named Wendell Berry. He wrote this essay called "Standing by Words," which sounds...
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Pig Out on Good Food and Great Ideas

Imagine a banquet hall with a long table staggering under the weight of varied foods. Imagine a night filled with music, laughter, and stories. Imagine reasoned discourse about the issues of the day and about the nature of man.   In the not too distant past, people...
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Learning to Be Musical

You may remember from my previous article that I argued that we are all—barring some handicap—able to be musical. Therefore, I will not go into much detail about that point because that article addresses most of my reasons for believing this. Keeping this in mind,...
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Stop Trying to Fix Me and Just Listen!

You’re a fixer. You may not be very good with your hands or with mechanics or with electronics, but you’re a fixer. When your wife or child comes to you with a problem or a complaint, you don’t respond by just feeling their pain, you offer them solutions. It’s what...
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Eradicate Truncated Similes for Just 72¢ per Day!

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WARNING: Before you read this article, please know that if you proceed you will inevitably become acutely aware of something that will, henceforth, continually unsettle you. If you are prepared for that eventuality, then read on. A few years ago, my family and I were...
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