Tag: analogy

Binary Star Metaphor

I’ve been looking for an analogy or metaphor–because analogy and metaphor give substance to solid things–that would express the at-times insoluble gap between reaching out to people who have worked hard to see the world in flexible, hopeful and real terms, and to also live in a way that reflects my belief that the stone that was rejected will become the cornerstone no matter who it is that has been rejected. Of equal frustration is the split between what I want to accomplish, and the stuff I have to do everyday. This is true for myself and billions of other people. I read

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How crazy is Hank Williams, Jr?

Now, like many Americans, I have watched Hank Williams, Jr. start off Monday Night Football for years. It is a fun four- or five-minute segment. I’m not sure what he or his publicist were thinking when he decided to go on FOX and Friends. From TP: ESPN dropped Hank Williams Jr.’s well-known “Are You Ready for Some Football?” opening song for Monday Night Football last night after the country singer compared President Obama to “Hitler” earlier in the day and called the president and vice president “the enemy.” Shortly after Williams made the comments on Fox & Friends yesterday morning, ESPN

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Saturday Night News Roundup

Very sad domestic incident here in Asheville. Hurricane Irene is dumping tons of rain along the eastern seacoast. New York and New Jersey are completely shut down. Atlantic City has been completely evacuated… Almost. Another Al Qaeda operative has been killed in Pakistan. I hate to type that he is Al Qaeda’s number two, since we’ve been told that multiple times before only to find out that the guy was some Al Qaeda flunky. There’s not much detail on exactly how this guy was killed. Germany is looking to shut down all of its nuclear reactors and is looking for alternative

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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