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Mixing metaphors

Many good-intentioned people seeking to help will tell you never to mix your metaphors, that it is a hallmark of poor writing, that it confuses or fails to engage the reader, and that it is either sloppy or amateurish. In almost all cases they will be right; but then, in almost all cases everyone giving […]

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Who is in your hall?

Everyone has a Hall of Heroes. Even if you don’t like the word “hero” or choose to downplay the significance of respected figures in your life, we all have them. This private pantheon, when reflected upon, can teach us a lot about ourselves. I borrow the phrase, Hall of Heroes, from Sam Keen’s book Fire […]

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