Category Archives: communication

I’m not used to this flattery.


Copied below is a comment I received on my last post (Apocalypse Now & Then). I didn’t approve it for posting because I first wanted to compose a proper “Thank you” in response. I also didn’t want my readers responding … Continue reading

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APOCALYPSE NOW & THEN


Just some notes on what everyone has been talking about for the last three months. I’ve sat through two round tables about what to do now, and there’s never enough time to really come up with much. I hope that … Continue reading

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Noise drowning signal, and more Serial


Another communication rant, with questions at the end. If you’ve been with me for a while, you might recall that I’ve mentioned phatic communication in earlier posts, beginning with this one.  There are many things we say that mean little … Continue reading

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ASSUMING THE BEST OF INTENTIONS


A flyer recently circulated at some nursing stations at St. Joseph’s in Orange, ostensibly signed by Vivian Norman and referencing the Facebook page of “Guardians of SJO Legacy”. It contains some pretty serious assertions, including personal attacks. Click to embiggen, … Continue reading

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CONTINUING WITH “SERIAL”: THE LAZINESS OF EVIL


Spoiler alert! Trigger alert! Every lert you can think of. Them lerts are everywhere, dang ’em. Remember that line from Jeremiah Johnson: ” …a tribe’s greatness is figured on how mighty its enemies be.” That’s what Hannah Arendt ran into … Continue reading

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What we’ll never know


Today is the 16th anniversary of the disappearance of Hae Min Lee, the subject of the most popular podcast in the world to date: http://serialpodcast.org If you’ve truly been living under a rock for the last few months, please check … Continue reading

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