Words are the upsurge of silence. Indeed, all human expression is in a peculiar but definite way attended and upheld by silence, which both precedes and follows expression.

We are so used to trafficking in words that we rarely pause to pay attention to silence itself. The overwhelming technical advances in speed, amplification, and access that are enhanced by our control and manipulation of words and images only increase our infatuation and addiction. No doubt this is both unavoidable and fulfilling since we find ourselves in expression.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Dan Holly who writes the Raleigh City Buzz Examiner about the impact the economic recession has had on our cultural values. Will real reform stick around? Read Dan’s article below and share your thoughts:

Among recession’s benefits: less pretentiousness, more humility