Geralyn Wichers

"Life is a great adventure, or nothing"

I am told I would make a good interrogator. The other evening, midway through a long shift at the factory, I joined a conversation between coworkers including one, rather eccentric, Russian gentleman.  “I didn’t realize this, but so and so can really talk,” one said, “He came to my house to borrow something, and he …

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Does anyone ask you the questions you desperately want to answer? People ask me all kinds of things, but rarely am I asked about what really matters to me.  These are the things I want to talk about, and truly be listened to.  In the presence of my friends and family I talk about them, unasked.  But …

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Ah, the smile-grimace. As a retail clerk, I see it a lot. I greet a customer with a smile and a ‘hello’, and what I get in return is this… how should I call it? Lip curl, twitch, frown thing. I think they think they’re smiling. Well, they ain’t. Dale Carnegie said, “An insincere grin… …

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Deborah Tannen calls it “argument culture”: a “pervasive warlike atmosphere that makes us approach anything as if it were a verbal fight” (1). I call it “comment section wars”, and I am not immune to it. I recently read a blog article, written by a Christian brother, defending the contribution of Christianity to science. He …

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