language

Lost Words, Lost Creatures: Nature Disappearing From Dictionary

Words are a reflection of society. Removing them from our books, removes them from our minds. Removing them from our minds removes them from our experience. In so doing we lose a piece of ourselves ~ Debra Ellis In the beginning was the Word," reads the Christian Gospel according to John -- just one example … Continue reading Lost Words, Lost Creatures: Nature Disappearing From Dictionary

Rebuilding Our Rhetoric

Restoration Not Peace I recently wrote an article titled “Peace is a Poisoned Word,” in which I argued that the definition of peace in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has come to mean the pacification of the Palestinian people. Therefore, it is time to replace peace with a new word, restoration. According to the Wiktionary, restoration means … Continue reading Rebuilding Our Rhetoric