Hunger Games + Glitter = Terrorism?!

Today I discovered that when two of my favourite things, The Hunger Games series and glitter, are combined, they transmute into a noxious recipe for terror. On December 13th, 2013, Earth First! and Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance activists in Oklahoma City, OK, were arrested on terrorist hoax charges after glitter falling from their banner …

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What’s in a word, and does it matter?

Lately I’ve been thinking about definitions.  How they are formed, how they change, how they can end up taking away more than they provide for meaning, and whether or not agreed-upon definitions are important.  I’m not terribly concerned with definitions of tangible objects, like apples.  Whether or not you agree with me about what an …

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