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The death of meaning

Our friend Dave Killen, a lifelong teacher, has this saying at the end of his emails:

 

If every day is a great day, is any day a good day?

Language inflation is the death of meaning, understanding and community. 

 

Agree?

 

(AP file photo of illustrator Harvey Ball, of Worcester, Mass., who created the smiley face, the bright yellow happy face that has become a worldwide symbol of good cheer, He posed for this photo July 6, 1998. He was  upset that French entrepreneur Franklin Loufrani registered the trademark in 1971 and now holds the trademark in much of the world. Ball, 76, created the symbol in 1963 as part of an in-house happiness campaign for an insurance company. Ball died in 2001)

 


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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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