The Blessing and Burden of Words

Writing is both one of our greatest achievements and an Achilles’ heel.

Craig Axford
Babel

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Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

We think in language. If no one is around to talk to, we talk to ourselves, our pets, even our houseplants. While we now commonly acknowledge other animals lead conscious lives and possess intelligence, we still find it very difficult to imagine how they can think without language.

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Craig Axford
Babel

M.A. in Environment and Management and undergraduate degrees in Anthropology & Environmental Studies. Living in Moab, Utah. A generalist, not a specialist.