Language usage, as I am using the term (others will have different ways of using it), is concerned with how we use language for specified purposes. My study of language usage includes an interest in how power at times distorts language, because it has the power to do so. Language usage also concerns itself with the distinction between rhetoric and reality. As well, the category is concerned with the formal, systematic study of rhetoric, and with humanity’s attempts to define reality.

Mindfulness and Its Discontents (2019): The argument regarding McMindfulness does not impress me much; nonetheless, an interesting read

What site visitors have taught me about the Preserved Stories website

What you thought about the Boer War of 1899-1902 depended largely on where you were living, at the time

CBC story underlines that the Canadian intelligence community experienced a very close call; it’s a relief a potentially devastating release of highly classified information was averted by the RCMP

Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken elegantly about the dangers of a single story

Many Russian studies programs have engendered serious academic ignorance – regarding Ukraine and its neighbours: Tomasz Kamusella, New Eastern Europe, August 11, 2023

Reading series of plays-in-translation features some of the best of Ukraine’s theatre, created since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion – Stratford Festival, Sept. 23-24, 2023

America is more open to an authoritarian form of government than Canada – because the American Constitution has never been as awesome as it has been made out to be

Notes on a Writer’s Life: A Memoir (2023) by David Adams Richard is an excellent read