Tag Archive | communication

Vulnerability and the road to world peace


Dear readers, People say that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world. Sometimes I feel as if the U.S. is holding back world peace. Being powerful and fearing vulnerability are a tricky and dangerous combination. The United States has over 700 military bases overseas. The rest of the countries of the […]

Touching, isn’t it?


  Hello readers, We often underestimate our sense of touch and how sophisticated it really is. We know that our skin is the largest organ in/on our body, yet our awareness of our instinctive ability to  interpret the emotions and states of mind of other humans around us based on this under-appreciated sense is quite […]

Language, Intimacy, and Family: How Family Is a Hub of Linguistic Creativity


Hello readers and fellow lovers of writing and language, I was just musing today about how family just might be the place where creative invention in language is most bountiful, secret, and loving.  Living in a special unit, a community separate from the world in some senses, a family group must often modify the common […]

Mirror, Mirror: On Relationship


Double self-portrait as child and adult from Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project 2012 Mirror, mirror on the wall, do you read me at all? A man who works as a therapist and couples counselor told me that “we don’t need people, but we do need relationships”.  It sounds like a self-defeating statement, until you start […]