vocabulary

Some Thoughts on Expanding Our Vocabulary

Do our children understand morality?  Ethics?  Virtue?  The Beatitudes?  If not, why?  Aren’t they supposed to learn about these vital concepts from their parents?  Do we (parents) fully understand, discuss and apply these concepts in our daily lives so we can set the right example for our children?  I pose these challenging questions for all of us after reading a […]

The Death of the Definition

Recently, I was party to a debate that was attempting to discover the true definition of a particular word. Of course, one’s knee-jerk reaction might be to suggest to the debaters that they consult their friendly neighborhood dictionary. Unfortunately, however, our current mode of language makes the effort to define words, particularly conceptual ones, a much more labor-intensive pursuit. The […]