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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 7, Comprehend

To comprehend: (v) to listen to, consider, and understand the position of another person If you thought that I was done talking about empathy, forgiveness, and the “Left Behind” movies, indulge me a little longer in order to comprehend what … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Empathy, part 1

empathy: (n) the ability to comprehend how someone else feels, knows, and believes about some phenomena Some of my regular readers responded to my recent post about forgiveness (regarding evangelical Christians supporting Trump’s term in office) with puzzlement about how … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Agreement, Engagement

agreement: (n) when two parties hold the same position engagement: (n) when two parties communicate in order to express and clarify positions Only is your local newspaper are you likely to read a back-and-forth exchange between writers of letters to … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Accountability

accountability: (n) to hold someone responsible for his actions Time to get those keyboard hot with typing! Hold you Senators accountable for their decisions in the impeachment trial. Hold Mr. Trump accountable for his actions while in office. Enough said. … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Reputation

reputation: (n) the knowledge and esteem in which people hold someone Our local weekly paper ran an editorial in the January 6, 2021 edition, which questioned how sullied the reputation of evangelical Christian groups has become because of backing President … Continue reading

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Dept. Alternative Facts: Epiphany

epiphany: (n) a sudden realization, discovery, or awareness usually of something divine, spiritual, or metaphysical Epiphany: (n) the feast day to celebrate the day on which the Magi found Jesus I will let the letter speak for itself. Cut to … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Injection

injection (n): something that is inserted into something else, such as a method of administering a vaccine with an injection; or, a method of distributing public funds to stimulate economic activity. Spoiler Alert, we will cut to the case: Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Or, And

or: (conjunction) the option of one of two possibilities and: (conjunction) the possibility of two, linked options I overheard a co-work and client talking about the pandemic the other day. We often banter about various topics while working. The client … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Thanks Giving

thanks (n): an act or statement of gratitude giving (v): to offer an object to someone else This Thanksgiving season, I have been hearing al awful lot of grumbling. Those making such statements fall into two opposing groups. One grumbles … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: 1919, Eve L. Ewing

For whatever alignment of the stars, with the Black Lives Maters protests after George Floyds’ death, I happened to read a cartoon by an African American cartoonist which dropped the phrase “Red Summer”. I did not know the reference. Then, … Continue reading

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