Some leisurely food for thought

Heading into the weekend, a little “Philosophy for Friday” may help set the table with some leisurely food for thought…

The relationship between language and our collective search for meaning has me recollecting those lively columns by William Safire, “On Language.” For 30 years, Safire wrangled with words and expressions in witty and evocative ways, providing his readers with meaningful reconsiderations of the English lexicon. His thoughtful, measured, clarifying reflections enriched our thoughts and revitalized the usage of our mother tongue with its distinctive American dialect.

So, maybe this weekend I’ll take a stroll through The New York Times archive, to revisit some inspired words from a beloved wordsmith.

What will you be reading or recollecting for your philosophical betterment?


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