The Octogenarians

It is time to open up a new space for the heated dialogue for “A Fine Madness”.I have been challenged by DS for using a phrase which is unclear and possibly impolite to him and others.The phrase is from my old USAF days and for the military it means climb aboard.Having been accused of being a somewhat sneaky wordsmith, I tried a non smithy phrase only to find that DS was in a new Protean mode.I do not claim to be Hercules so Proteus is a problem.So what is it that is to be climbed on?Simply, it is the recognition that the conversation that is most meaningful to our survival and the honesty that is required to use it,is in a different language from the language of science; it is the language of empathic identification.Most of the responders on this blog have English as a second language.Their first language isn’t…

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