Our language and words define us, shape the way we see the world, and order/organize the world. How we use words is no small matter and while, ‘sticks and stones…..” words have a power you cannot duck away from. There is a reason for the pen is mightier than the sword and that is the power of words. People may say it is just political correctness…. but it is more than that, words enslave, put others in their place, ratify, ordain, and confer privilege and power. We should choose our words carefully as we will certainly become them.



Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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