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Known By Her True Name

Wonder Woman uses the alias Diana Prince as her secret identity. A true name is a name of a thing or being that expresses, or is somehow identical with, its true nature. The notion that language or some specific sacred language refers to things by their true names has been central to philosophical study […]

Don’t Poke the Bear

“Hey, don’t poke the bear, buddy.” We know what happens, the bear fights back. Not a good place for humans to be. Discussing my elderly Dads progress with his therapist, I asked if she’d heard from his health insurance provider as to continued coverage. “Not yet” she replied. Simultaneously we […]

A Gummer & Plumber

This is a tale of two men, one a toothless sludge remover, the other a jack of all trades. Both men shared the counter of a neighborhood diner. The place didn’t matter. The scene plays out everywhere. The robust coffee, home cooking and cheap prices drew them in daily. Maybe […]