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Tao: The Way of Water

 This is an article submission I wrote for Parabola over 5 years ago, when the theme was “Water”, but I was not accepted. Thought I might as well…

Why It’s Hard to be Friends with a Christian

I gotta’ thinking the other day…Why don’t I have any Christian friends? I mean, surely I have some who are Christian in name only or else the biannual-obligatory-Easter/Christmas…

The Relationship and Function of Image-Schemas and Frames

     The Relationship Between Image-Schemas and Frames     The similarities between image-schema and frames are that they both derive from experience and are construed “on-line”, and…

How Frames Are Formed

How Frames Are Formed \            Frames have been defined by Charles Fillmore as “detailed knowledge structures or schemas emerging from everyday experience”(Evans & greens…

“On” Image Schema

The purpose of this post is to turn you on to Cognitive Semiotics. My first week of grad school is over and with it a ton of fascinating…

Most Neotenous in the World: Japan

Maeda Atsuko, the former number 1 member of AKB48, along with rest of the members, epitomizes Japanese neotenous features. Damn your infernal cuteness, Pikachu! Recently I have been…

All Are Saved? Universalism vs. Damnationism

The big news that a lot of Catholics, Christians, and even non-Christians alike are all talking about is Pope Francis’s declaration that “all are redeemed”.  Or wait, did…

The Arbitrariness of Signs?

One of the most memorable moments of the first and only linguistics class I ever took in University was when I got into a debate in front of…

The Ruins and the Three Lenses

The other day I thought of a kind of thought-experiment.  Well, more of an anecdote or parable, if you will. It goes as follows: Imagine a ruins of…

Kannon’s One Thousand Arms

Wish you had more arms to get work done faster?  How about one thousand? Besides multitasking on chores, work, cooking, playing games on your smartphone, and giving yourself…