“It’s All Connected” Has a New Location

September 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

It’s All Connected is now “The Poetry in the Politics, The Politics in the Poetry” on my personal website. The sidebar contains links to my most recent posts. Thanks to everyone who has been coming here to read what I have to say. I hope you will continue to do so over in the new space.

Know Thine Enemy: Fetal Personhood as Metaphorical Thinking

March 2, 2006 § Leave a comment

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