Passing Storm

The storm passing through is one that would make you readily believe that you personally and all by yourself have gone and pissed God off. Lightning pierces the eyes a mere second before thunder shakes the ground and the soul.…

Because Diction Is Power.

NPR & Greg Myre, I am most assuredly disappointed that a normally enlightened media outlet & its employees would bandy about words with such disregard to the effects they cause. I am referring to today’s phrase, “Vladimir Putin’s Bipolar Year.” As one who lives with the condition everyday, I am both offended and further stigmatized by such usage of the word. I am surprised that anyone, writers and editors both, would be so glib about a mental illness so serious as this.