Today I was reviewing the wikipedia entries for Running Amok phenomena and had noticed it included a "see also" listing about elephants who've run amok, specifically one 911-named pachyderm: Osama bin Laden (elephant) Osama bin Laden, named after the infamous elusive terrorist, was a rogue bull elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of... Continue Reading →
Synthetic Synchronicity, Surveillance State Advertising or Pure Coincidence?
At the end of a lunch meeting today, I mentioned UT Professor Dr. Pennebaker and his textual analysis work. Within an hour and a half of that conversation, Facebook puts this "Suggested Post" in my mobile fb feed: Lecture: James W. Pennebaker, "Expressive Writing and Health" Public · Hosted by Humanities Institute at The University of... Continue Reading →
Loren Coleman’s Top 25 Twilight Language Theorists: 2017
I'm honored to be listed (yet again) in Loren Coleman's list of Top Twilight Language Theorists (listed alphabetically by last name) among so many other luminaries and heroes: "In 2012, the initial edition of this list was published on April 17th. It seems appropriate that on this fifth anniversary, a revised and updated list be... Continue Reading →
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