Tag Archives: Peter Wolczuk

Potluck

What’s one person’s medicine is another’s poison, or so a saying goes. As a matter of fact, a source word “pharmaco” is defined by the online Etymology Dictionary as a word-forming element meaning “drug, medicine,” also “poison,” from Latinized form … Continue reading

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Learning By Example

One thing that could be an inhibitor, in this form of learning, could be a “fear of comparison” which is sometimes given as a prime motivator for jealousy and envy. It seems (to me) that it is probably inspired by … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory

I see two types of functional conspiracies; the better known one where plotters meet, likely in secret, and devise a plan whereby they intend to subtly bring their agenda about without anyone noticing (at first) and without anyone knowing, or … Continue reading

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Short Cut

In the free dictionary, which can be found online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, a shortcut is described as a more direct route than the customary one and/or a means of saving time and effort. What if the first part of the definition … Continue reading

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Short Cuts

I don’t feel as much of an impact with this one however, it feels necessary to add it as a stepping stone to others (of greater impact) that I feel are still┬ácoming to the fore. Short cuts are variously described … Continue reading

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Other People’s Stuff

In many places I’ve encountered someone (icluding some one organization) where; all but one contribution (including the one’s which support the main one) has been stifled, or disqualified, by a put down that has no facts, or other good reason, … Continue reading

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When is a gift not a gift?

A gift comes without a price tag, right? Well, there’s an exception in an old superstition that a gift with a cutting edge; such as a pocket knife or certain tools; should have a charge of the smallest denomination of … Continue reading

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