The Words Matter

History is made of words. For all the misinterpretations, misrepresentations, poor translation and deliberate obfuscation, words seem to mark history more than the rest.  Perhaps I'm biased. I fell in love with words when I was very young. My oldest memories are of my mother reading to us. I really couldn't say what the stories … Continue reading The Words Matter

Integrity isn’t easy, don’t kid yourself.

I've wondered often what integrity is. Most people know it when they see it, but defining it is difficult. It's tempting jump to a sort of trivial integrity; the one you hear about in the news. Politicians who don't cheat on their wives and only lie occasionally are said to have integrity. But there is … Continue reading Integrity isn’t easy, don’t kid yourself.