Pain is easy – itching is hard

I just returned from the dentist after my quarterly gum cleaning. I have had gum disease for more thanĀ  thirty years and the periodentists have done a wonderful job of helping keep most of my teeth. Because of the deep damage to the gums the cleaning has been extremely painful and I used to ask […]

What’s in a name

This is a true story about Alfred Korzybski the creator of general semantics and the author of the seminal book Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics (International Non-Aristotelian Library). Alfred Korzybski is the person who came up with the statement, “The map is not the territory.” This is one of […]