Caitlin Jenner and the ‘Quiverfull’ of Duggars are perfect symbols for the profound cultural changes tearing this country apart. In their very different ways they represent an epochal shift from a culture predicated on firm, inviolable and hierarchical boundaries to the birth of one where national, racial, sexual, religious, economic, and ecological boundaries are increasingly open and ill defined and hierarchies relatively flat. [Read more…]
Languages are alive, their words and meanings existing in a kind of linguistic ecosystem, but are we over-valuing words that disconnect us from the natural world?
nviting relationships were replaced by words closed to them [Read more…]