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I wrote a lighthearted post about shibboleths back in 2011 that received little notice, so I feel justified in reusing the title for today’s little article. However, this time I’ll use one of the other meanings of the word: “a … Continue reading

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Sweeping Generalizations

“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.”–Edward R. Murrow In this age of the Internet and perceived time compression we are often tempted to believe slogans and to agree with sweeping generalizations. Perhaps these tendencies are a … Continue reading

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Nebraska… The Good Life

When I moved back to Nebraska after several years living elsewhere, I scoffed at the highway signs at the borders proclaiming “Nebraska… The Good Life”. On the face of it, a lot of people think this flyover state is mediocre, … Continue reading

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