Books by Brights
Imagine a dictionary that does not reference the words: soul, heaven, god, devil, religion, church, pope, sin, miracle, karma, or reincarnation. The Almost-Dictionary was deliberately written so as to NOT reference the supernatural, or anything mystical.
The Almost-Dictionary is about the many almost-aspects of life. So few things are completely “as described.” Most things are not all-or-nothing. When you eat “an apple” you probably don’t eat the core, so you only almost-eat the apple. A “good” day for you is probably only almost-good—or just better than average. A win usually involves some loss. Nothing is totally safe or secure. The “developed” world is still in need of even more development. There’s usually a gap between the way things are and the way we would like things to be. Everyone seeks the perfect life, but we almost-always almost-settle.
The book is written from the naturalistic perspective, as can be seen in the entries for the following almost-words (definitions in the dictionary): almost-abstract, almost-exist, almost-meaning, almost-metaphysical, almost-monist, almost-positivism, almost-reduction, almost-real, almost-psychology, almost-universals, almost-variable.
This is a reference book (humorous in places), and it can also be used in a business context to discuss quality-related issues.
- Knowledge is almost-power.
- To hesitate is to be almost-minded.
- History is hard to know, because everyone tells it like it almost was.
- If you build it, somebody is going to want it modified.
- The closer we get to an end, the more like a new beginning it becomes.
About the Author
John Dalston graduated in Biology, and is a Software Quality Engineer. He has consulted with several Fortune 500 and other companies in the “almost-field” of Quality. He is the founder of Almost-World.com.