The Oxbow
The Oxbow
Nov 4, 2021
Speed | Episode 3
Play • 38 min

This episode's word is speed

Join me for reminiscing on questionable childhood gifts, walking with Thoreau, the time man spends with his automobile, and traveling at “human speed”.

Contemplate the flexibility and utility of language, and how a word like “clang” can only exist in a world where that sound is made. Zoom is a word we all use with regularity but would you be surprised to find out that it's less than 100 years old, and for the record whooshes are slower than zooms.

Is there a difference between a road and a trail, and which one do you want to travel on?

What is the consequence of speed in our modern lives?

“Underneath all the things that allow us to go fast, there might be something reminding us to go slow.”

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