Language is a funny thing. I should know, I play with it often and regularly rejoice at its wonders, turning it this way and that like a prism trying to catch the light just right. It's curious how the way a thing is called can either blind or illuminate. Take the word terrorism for example. We have been so conditioned to envision with that word the dusky Muslim from the other side of the world that we fail to recognize it when it comes from another, closer source. Like t
Sometimes it feels like America is circling the drain of its own destiny. Another used to be country taking its place on the trash heap of history. We’ve got a carnie barker for president, shouting out inanities 140 characters at a time, stoking the flames of discord that are ravaging the fabric of our nation – hatred and distrust running rampant from shore to shore. And I can’t help thinking that the Trump Chump is like a B-movie version of The Great and Powerful Oz. All s
So you know I’m a recovering lawyer, right? I’m going to go all lawyer on you for just a minute, then I’ll turn, once again, to my sojourn toward humanity.
One of the things that I learned as a lawyer for a mondo corporation is that a corporation, like any other entity, institution or government, has its own culture. And that culture is almost always defined from the top down and permeates every aspect of the environment.
Back around the turn of the century (boy does th