Finger on the “Block” Button: Shall I Close the Combox?

Social media is the best thing since sliced bread! Through my blog, through Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, I've met new people and made new friends. We've exchanged ideas, shared photos and celebrations and prayers, and have sometimes persuaded one another to consider a different perspective.But I've had a hard time lately wading through the debris of the combox. The constant haranguing and name-calling and mocking that goes on under the guise of "smart speech" is like so much … [Read more...]

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Clark Kent, Crackerjack Reporter, Turned Blogger?

“…facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers. I can't be the only one who's sick of what passes for the news today." --Clark KentThere’s a job opening in the journalism world.  After decades in the newsroom at the Daily Planet, Superman quit his job this week.  According to a report in CNN, in the comic book series’ latest issue—which hit newsstands on October 24, 2012—Superman’s alter-ego Clark Kent walked out af … [Read more...]

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Inexperienced Blogger Gets to Play on First-String Team: I’M GOING TO ROME!

What a day it’s been!I woke this morning (well, yesterday morning) to find my name on the list of 150 bloggers chosen from among writers all over the world to attend a Catholic Bloggers Conference which is scheduled for May 2 in Rome. The conference—something new for the Vatican!—is co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.  It will be offered in five languages simultaneously.When I first heard about the conference on Monday o … [Read more...]

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