Monthly Archives: June 2011

Meanings: “Believe In…”

June 29, 2011 Should we say “I believe in evolution….” in the same way we say “I believe in God…” or “I believe in the democratic process….?”  Mark Liberman at Language Log argues this may lead more to confusion than … Continue reading

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Americana: The Ultimate Butter Cow Gallery

June 29, 2011 Each year the Iowa State Fair has a butter cow sculpture.  The Des Moines Register provides a gallery of past butter cows.

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Preston Leete Smith (’52)

June 27, 2011 Preston Leete Smith graduated from Earlham in 1952, and settled in Connecticut.  Six years after graduating, Smith founded Killington, in Vermont, which would become the east’s largest ski resort. Now he is being inducted into the Vermont … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Me, Myself and I”

June 23, 2011 There’s been a good deal of commentary focusing on the frequency on President Obama’s use of first person pronouns (such as “me,” “myself,” and “I,”), suggesting that that the current President thinks a good deal more of … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Afford Access? Part 2

June 22, 2011 h/t: ACLU

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Meanings: “Can you make me one with everything?”

June 15, 2011       and updated below You might say that in placing an order at a pizza shop, but as the punch line to a joke about the Dalai Lama told to the Dalai Lama, it clearly didn’t have anything … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

June 15, 2011 Today is the last day I’ll be in Richmond, at Earlham College.  I’m still formally on the job, still President, until June 30; but today Ellen, Robbie and I are starting the drive to Maine.  I’ve handed … Continue reading

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