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A Higher Activity

Two colors almost identical. Two words almost synonymous. Two sounds almost indistinguishable. How to distinguish? When we set about to “distinguish” two or more items or objects, thoughts or ideas, we’re looking for what separates them, some way of placing them into separate classifications or categories. Some questions to ask when you’re about to distinguish […]

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Connecting the Dots

An opening statement, we are told, is a recitation of the facts, preferably in chronological order, without embellishment, ornamentation, or argument. This probably explains why most opening statements are imprecise, generalized, and not particularly persuasive. Might there be a better way? “Psychological resilience refers to the ability of individuals to successfully respond to major changes, […]

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Naïve Realism and Photographic Evidence

Evidence is multipurpose, having both inclusive as well as exclusive components. Photographs. Photographs have at least two purposes. First, to depict the condition of a person, place, instrumentality, or object. That’s their inclusive purpose. But photographs serve another purpose as well––to demonstrate what’s not depicted. That’s their exclusive purpose. What a photograph does not show––this […]

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Harnessing Worry’s Insight

We know it’s not a healthy habit, but worry––reflexive, involuntary––implicates both the rational as well as the irrational. A potentially stressful life event looms. Consciously, we react, seeing things as they are; subconsciously, we create, envisioning potential perilous outcomes. Worry hinders accurate decision making, constrains flexibility, compromises effectiveness. A recent article establishes how “worrying is […]

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“Excusable” vs. “Inexcusable”

Lawsuits are based on the ubiquitous phenomena of “mistake.” We file when there’s been an “accident,” inadvertent harm caused by the neglect, carelessness, or inattention of another. Those who practice in this area can come to believe that every “mistake” is actionable. We see some kind of harm that’s occurred and we immediately conclude that […]

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