E Logomorphs

Ecclesiophobia:  An inordinate fear of anything and everything to do with the church or people from the church actually getting involved in our communities. Ecnalubma: A rescue vehicle which can only be seen in the rearview mirror. Ecologian:  A theologian whose worldview is dominated by the world. Ecominous:  The doomsaying vision of pessimistic economists. Econausea:  One possible side-effect of an over-exposure to sundry …

D Logomorphs

Datadiddling:  The digital manipulation of facts. Deatherapy:  The medicalization of murder. Demigraphics: A poorly composed, wretchedly distracting PowerPoint presentation. Demockeracy:  Making a mockery of constitutional freedoms and liberties in the name of constitutional freedoms and liberties. Designosaurs:  Perpetuators of bad, out-dated design. Destinesia: Arriving at a destination but having forgotten why you went in the first place. Dipsomanagerial:  The insatiable, often periodic craving of government …

C Logomorphs

Cacophantasy:  The noisome notions of mindless debauchery that pass for “having a good time” among the young and restless. Celefeign:  Someone who is famous for being famous—a celebrity with no discernable talent. Cleresy:  Religious error perpetrated under the cloak of respectible clerical authority. Codependustry:  The therapeutic industry that has been built up around the specious notions of pop-psychology. Compascism:  Coercive pseudo-compassion—another name for our …

B Logomorphs

Begathon:  Online, Cable TV, or Radio fund-raiser—a guilt and pity party.   Bitnik:  A hyper-hip computer nerd—the postmodern version of a beatnik.   Blandiose:  A grandiose blandness—a seemingly incurable malady that afflicts the minds of politicians on both sides of the aisle.   Blamestorming:  The modern rant of Facebook rants and talk radio call-in shows.   Bloatocratic:  The ever expanding bureaucracy in Washington.   Blockbluster:  The hype …

A Logomorphs

Academentia: The pathogenic moral and intellectual epidemic that currently ravages most politically-correct campuses. Accordionated: Being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time. Adhocracy:  The modern tendency to govern on the basis of whim rather than on the basis of law—especially evident in the rulings of federally appointed judicial activists. Affluential: To shamelessly utilize great wealth for personal …

After 20 Years, Why I’m Still Teaching

1. I get to love what I love in front of my students.2. I inevitably learn more–even more than those I’m teaching.3. I have a great excuse to buy more books.4. And then, I have a great excuse to read more books.5. I am forced to make real-life conne…

The Fatal Flaw in Public Education

“It is capable of exact demonstration that if every party in the State has the right of excluding from the public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him that believes least, and then he that bel…