July 9, 2018

Another Tip for Better Listening

One day several years ago I was fishing with my good friend Dave when I heard a slapping sound nearby. I had never heard that […]
May 27, 2013

Silence and Ideas

In 4 B.C., Herod Archelaus, a well-known politician and the Tetrarch of Judea, sat down in the chair of the equivalent of his local barbershop. […]
August 9, 2011

Silence is Golden

       Since I retired a few weeks ago from the university, I don’t talk as much. I don’t lecture up to twelve hours a week. I […]
February 24, 2011

“I Prefer Listening”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been criticized for not asking questions during oral arguments.  His response is "…in law school, I could learn better […]