Stay curious. Ask questions. Challenge authority. Learn new things. Assume that you could be wrong.

Stay curious. Ask questions. Challenge authority. Learn new things. Assume that you could be wrong.

One of the things that I feel thankful for is that at an early age I received a bilingual education. In continued to learn new languages over time. While not proficient except in three, I can read reasonably well in several more.

If some people consider my logic occasionally warped or ‘off brand’ it is perhaps because I actively think in languages other than English.

Language is an expression of logic and a desire for action. But seldom does an idea translate neatly. That gives us perspective — not necessarily a correct perspective but a perspective, and perspective is what creates our differences. // This exists even within a single language … cultural literacy matters … which is why I educated my sons in Christian literature even though we are a mixed Unitarian-Buddhist home. (I used some Bob Jones University courses in history to homeschool my oldest son and it was an education for us both. BJU teaches a version of history that most Americans would be unfamiliar with).

Anyway, just some Friday morning thoughts. A friend just used French to express an idea … and my friend is not even a French speaker … yet the French phrase is so well known among many that it just seems appropriate.

My friend Phil Bunch wrote: Why is Black Friday like sex?

“Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un moment
Chagrin d’amour dure toute la vie”

The pleasure of love endures but for a moment,
but bad love endures forever.

Sometimes a logic leaps boundaries and …  time for more coffee.

The power of random words coming together into coherent strings

Words don’t lie. People lie.

There are so many words in English, and words from which to borrow from other languages, and so little time to organize them, to put them to work, to enjoy their presence on the tips of our fingers or nuanced delivery from our tongues.