There’s been considerable attention paid to Amanda Gorman’s poem at the Inaugural, and since I had 15 minutes to explain the last story on semiotics as a cultural analysis tool, I decided to try again, this time with twice as much time and with some simple and less-simple examples. From...

  • January 22, 2021

Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence and three times is a trend.  My kids will tell you, and a few of my readers may remember me using this phrase over and over to explain purposeful chaos.  Donald John Trump went before the nation,  shortly after 11:00 am this...

  • January 8, 2020