I checked back earlier than usual today. I was wondering if I pissed off any reader with my thoughts on Memorial Day. yesterday
I have been skipping putting up links, so today the rest of the post is made up of links.
Another Kuipers poem I like.
More poetry by Kuipers.
I like this guy. Here’s the gist:
How to compose a successful critical commentary:
- You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
- You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
- You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
- Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.