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When You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

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This past weekend my partner and I went to Muir Woods National Monument in search of Coho salmon, which are starting to work their way from the ocean into fresh water in order to spawn. Because of the heavy rains, … Continue reading

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Paraprosdokian: It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” Groucho … Continue reading

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Paraprosdokians: Like Fine Wine

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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t … Continue reading

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