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We of the Boomer generation had the first uncontrolled access to the world outside our homes. Children of a military culture, television whispered that Father Didn't know best, and there was ...
by nolagrl
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I had a "pointed discussion" with my wife this morning. In reality, I should probably stop talking to her about "this stuff" and just share my thoughts at other venues, since I do admit I keep ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:45 PM PST with 16 Recommends
http://www.buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2013/02/canadian-oil-workers-reject-keystone.html Building Bridges, National Edition By Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Canadian Oil Workers ...
by buildingbridgesradio
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:46 AM PST with 1 Recommend
By Beverly Bell January 7, 2013 In the high desert outside Taos, New Mexico, I drove down a dirt road that parallels the Rio Grande and saw the thick haze of a forest fire. To see the spectacle, I ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 10:17 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I stopped working for a moment, lit a cigarette and thought to myself, “How did I get here?" How did I come to be standing in a muddy ditch, chin deep in thorn bushes wiping mouse piss off my hands?
by DuzT
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM PST with 169 Recommends
News outlets often write obituaries for major figures in advance: while, say, Larry King is still out there wowing the ladies, have no doubt that every major wire service, newspaper, and news ...
by The Stig
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:44 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
We are witnessing a radical transformation in society. the end of privacy and the rise of the Global Village. And the revolution is over. Hierarchy as an organizing principle lost. What fired my ...
by nolagrl
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:20 PM PST with 1 Recommend
A number of different Indian cultures used long-distance signaling systems in war and in hunting. The most stereotyped of these is the use of smoke-signals. Unlike the Plains Indian Sign Language ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
People have been talking for a long time about the obsession with the supposed "otherness" of Barack Obama on the right. Talking with a friend yesterday, it occurred to me that the three main ...
by Dracowyrm
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 06:50 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Climate Solutions for a Stronger America is a communications "guide for engaging and winning on climate change & clean energy" intended for politicians and others regularly engaged on debate.  This ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 12:59 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Last Sunday, Daily Kos published a review of communications maven and newly annointed author Anat Shenker-Osorio's thought-provoking (and conversation-stimulating) book, Don't Buy It: The Trouble ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 95 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
This is a new Group. Letting people know that they're not alone, that there are others just like them, that those others behave themselves and don't bite, and those people that think they're alone ...
by winkk
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 01:37 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
BOO! But seriously, somebody is monitoring your activity on the interwebz, or at least recording data on it.
by GoGoGoEverton
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 08:02 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
[Apologies: This is a long academical essay that is intended to be the last time I write on a topic that has bothered me for years. It is a little heady, but I hope it's comprehensible.] A ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 66 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 10:10 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
In politics I have learned that it is not what is heard, but what is not heard that is important. Lately, the silence has been quite loud from the right, even though the spectacle is still there. ...
by ProgressMoShuffle
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 08:28 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I have a communications disorder. It's called 'talking with fundamentalists.' Any help would be appreciated.
by rearnheart
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
There has been much talk about the importance of the job and following instructions of a police dispatcher. In small town USA, there are one or two, and in my case one dispatcher for a city police ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
One of the perks of being a middle-aged woman (besides the physical alterations, faltering marriages, temperamental teens, and capacity-diminishing parents) is the ability for every woman you meet ...
by Laura Wnderer
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 08:10 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
There's been a lot of talk around the GOS lately about the South. Some love us, and some love to hate us. For some, we are the hope of tomorrow. For others, we are the blame for yesterday. But, ...
by Bud Fields
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Being a marketing professional myself, I'm very cognizant of the value in recognizing what you WANT say in a very public setting, vs what you SHOULD say. It's not the end of the world if you get HR'...
by GoGoGoEverton
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:36 AM PST with 5 Recommends