Monday, December 31, 2018

Diversity vs. Diversify

A big push in today's society is the "need for diversity." Different people from different groups use this in different ways, many of them a bit deceiving in or because of their motives.

I pose that the real need in many cases is actually the need to diversify.   For the two words, while are nearly identical given the complexities of the English language, are very different in their application.  So, why does that impact what we do as a society?

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sticks and Stones ... Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

 ... or is it names? Whichever.

If you're as old as I am, you may remember saying this phrase time and again.  A defense against teasing.  Or maybe you've said it to your kids to try and teach them about teasing.

But - do we think about what it means?