Vox Populi

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Danusha Laméris: Small Kindnesses

For the waitress
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now.

August 11, 2019 · 8 Comments

Judith A. Brice: Berries, Bittersweet

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things… “Kindness” — Naomi Shihab Nye . After they’d split my brain, mended the artery that burst asunder and left … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

Daniel C. Dennett: How to Criticize with Kindness

How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

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