Category Archives: speech

What’s So Funny?

I think humor is anything that causes me amusement, generally incongruity, exaggeration, satire, irony or buffoonery. I tend to overlook that “humor” was coined many moons ago to describe a person’s temperament that is out of balance. I’m reminded what … Continue reading

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Debating debate

Protagoras lived before debate was invented, so he invented it. In Greece. He did this while he was wondering whether virtue could be taught; but never figured that out. What he did figure out was that words are powerful and … Continue reading

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In all fairness

It has taken me about a week to have a reaction to President Barack Obama’s 2011 state of the union address. I’m troubled by the theme of “fairness” that he espouses. Not troubled by fairness, of course. It’s a noble … Continue reading

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