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Gun Riddance: 11 NRA Talking Points

Gun Riddance and 11 NRA Talking Points By Gene Griessman, PhD Author of “Lincoln and Obama” For years gun fanatics, with the backing of the NRA, have dominated the debate about sensible gun control…with hackneyed talking points and cliches. With … Continue reading

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Who is a Socialist?

Who Is A Socialist? “We will never be a socialist country.” —Donald Trump, (the State of the Union Address, 2019) Right-wing trolls regularly call Obama, and all Democrats, socialists…like that’s something really, really bad. So, let’s define what the relevant … Continue reading

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Ruskin On Seeing Clearly

One Of Hemingway’s Favorite Quotations. Mine, too. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Disappointments and Regrets

Unusual Quotations “I can live with disappointments but not regrets. What’s the difference? A disappointment is something I attempted that didn’t work out. A regret is something I wish I had attempted but didn’t.” —-Gene Griessman If you want a … Continue reading

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Jefferson On Truth And Error

Unusual Quotations: Thomas Jefferson On Seeking Truth And Tolerating Error “…here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson (1820 … Continue reading

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When To Say What You Say: Procrastination Can Be A Good Thing

When You Say Something May Be More Important Than What You Say: The Power Of Deliberate Procrastination  By Gene Griessman Contrary to wide belief, many decisions need not be made immediately. You can say, “I’d like to give this matter … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Inspiration

Where Great Art Comes From: Kandinsky On Inspiration “Every artist knows, who works with feeling, how suddenly the right form flashes upon him…a true work of art must be like an inspiration.”  Wassily Kandinsky, famed Russian-born French abstract painter (1866-1944). … Continue reading

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How To Enter An Ongoing Conversation Politely

How To Break Into A Discussion By Gene Griessman I heard a guest on CNN use the following power phrase to get into the discussion: “I’m going to differ slightly from the other people on the panel.” Here’s why I … Continue reading

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How To Communicate With Powerful People

How To Communicate With Powerful People By Gene Griessman Sarah Cooper has created a popular Website that’s called the Cooper Review which has recently attracted a lot of attention after being featured in an article in The New Yorker. I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly” Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” What is good grammar, badly or bad? We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange: “I feel badly” would … Continue reading

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