Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance, review – the life-enhancing final thoughts of a lyrical master | + Opinion

Leonard Cohen’s unfinished final album – completed after his death by his son – finds the singer in love with life Source: Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance, review – the life-enhancing final thoughts of a lyrical master Opinion: I just wrote about Leonard Cohen the other day in Earthpages Book of Remembrance. He’s one… Read More Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance, review – the life-enhancing final thoughts of a lyrical master | + Opinion

Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

Children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are more likely to develop serious mental illness such as psychoses and bipolar disorder. Source: Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness Opinion: Let’s play along for a moment and assume that psychiatric diagnostic categories are valid. If the claim made in the headline… Read More Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

The triumphant return of postmodernism | Financial Times | + Opinion

The hated look of the 1980s is back in vogue at this year’s London Design Festival The problem with postmodernism is that it kills everything in its wake… So design eats itself. Source: The triumphant return of postmodernism | Financial Times Opinion: This might be true of architecture, which this article wholly addresses. But in… Read More The triumphant return of postmodernism | Financial Times | + Opinion

Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful | + Opinion

They can serve three purposes. Vocal disfluencies, commonly described as filler words, are a common point of contention in public speaking. Some people disparage them as weak and hesitant, and others defend them as authentic and genuine. Source: Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful Opinion: Umm. I guess I agree. LOL.… Read More Why Filler Words Like “Um” and “Ah” Are Actually Useful | + Opinion