Monthly Archives: January 2008

Etymology of a Diagnosis

According to my manual, the capacity of the bladder in adults averages 350-500ml. Suppose that average human takes a flow test and the sonogram reports 53ml fluid remaining in the bladder after a normal expulsion of urine. Why, then, the … Continue reading

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Object Lesson in Tragic Heros

Consider Aristotle’s basic ideas regarding the tragic hero: 1.  The tragic hero is a character of noble stature and has greatness.  This should be readily evident in the play.  The character must occupy a “high” status position but must ALSO … Continue reading

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What Is It About?

“…it’s about what happened last week, and what we hope – or fear – will happen next week. The military power of the two sides is in constant flux. Today’s allies may falter tomorrow. Each side feels that defeat on … Continue reading

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Boiling Writing

We write and we write. We write about writing and writing. We write about the time, the disappointments, the emotional investments we make to our writing. What we don’t write about is the toll our writing takes on our loved … Continue reading

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Rant and Rave

Mondays on which you can rant and rave at the same time are few and far between. Anyone not a U.S. football fan can largely ignore this post but think before you do. I get to complain about the talking … Continue reading

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Unexpected Reminders

Some things always surprise us. Going along enjoying life, visiting and be visited during holiday, writing this and that, thinking about publishing stuff because it might make a nice bequeath to future generations of  this family about what one old … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

Holiday season now coming to a close. TLWSHLWM’s vacation ends on Monday and I will return to my treasured retired state. Have seen children and grandchildren, in-laws, a few friends, and talked to siblings on the phone for hours on … Continue reading

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