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Patronizing Patrons Outside Your Own Community vs. Being a Patron Inside Your Own Community

One of my good friends (the kind that actually try to push back on the kinds of things I often say) has been hammering away for some time at my attitude – sort of calling it patronizing. I beg to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Engagement is Beautiful

One thing many people often forget is that engagement does not describe a status so much as it describes an activity. People who are familiar with my thinking — and even moreso the thinking of the giants I sometimes attempt … Continue reading Continue reading

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Loving Heartstrings: The Search for Meaning is a Quest for Love

Over the holidays, I have been mildly entertained by people discussing what are the best bang-for-your-buck opportunities for consumption… — this or that party, celebration, offer, whatever. I do not claim to be entirely innocent of the “quest for deals” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Card-Carrying Members, Kind of Pregnant,… — Just Saying: Actions Do Not Speak Louder Than Words

If you maintain that (your) actions speak louder than (your) words, then that is an indication that you yourself are insincere. That is not some astounding new discovery, but it has significant impact on an online discussion I took part … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Own or to Be Owned?

When my girls ask their friends “Do you have Facebook?” I joke and ask them “Wouldn’t it be grammatically more correct to ask whether Facebook has them?” — then they smile politely but usually don’t go so far as to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Definition: How to Define “Retard Media”

Some people find the term “retard media” repulsive — and I think a large part of the repulsion is down to a misunderstanding of the term. It seems as though many people associate “retarded” with mental capacity or something like … Continue reading Continue reading

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Power Corrupts — and So Do Acquiescence, Conformity, Submission and Dumbed-Down Disengagement

Recently I had a little chat about something I posted as a status update on Facebook: A person who says “‪talk‬ is cheap‬” is saying more about their own poor‬‎ listening‬‎ skills‬ than anything else. I followed this statement up … Continue reading Continue reading

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An idea is the constellation of feelings that you and other people who also participate in the same shared concept engage in

Each participant acts as a partial curator of the idea, and insofar as all participants engage by collectively functioning as custodians of the concept, ideas have meanings that correspond to the uses their custodians make of them. Anyone who shirks … Continue reading
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Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk,…

One primary reason we share information is to talk about it, to exchange ideas, to profit from discussion…. This has, however, been sorely neglected by many so-called “social media” companies. For them, the reason we share information is for them … Continue reading
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High self-esteem people make you feel good about yourself

I don’t think it’s that difficult to distinguish between people with narcissistic disorders and people with high self-esteem. Narcissists – real narcissists – abuse and destroy the people closest to them (and those of you who know what I’m talking … Continue reading
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