March 7, 2016

Is God relevant?  To whom and for whom do you pray? These were the questions lobbed to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton by a local guest questioner toward the end of last night’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint, Michigan. Here is the transcript from that portion of the debate, and a short video clip of Sanders’ response. (The full debate transcript is here.) QUESTION: Senator Sanders, do you believe that God is relevant, why or why not? SANDERS: Well, I think — well,… Read more

February 27, 2016

There’s an exercise I often used with beginning technical communicators to help them understand how easy it is to be misunderstood in the workplace. I’ve been thinking about that exercise a lot in today’s political climate. I tend to be an optimist and it’s difficult for me to believe that people do not see alternative meanings in the phrases that are so casually thrown around. When you say “All Lives Matter,” what I hear is, “Black lives don’t matter.” Until… Read more

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