Exploring the world of digital media, student speech and liberal arts education.


“What did you do this summer?”

It's a common enough question for people who work in academia. Our annual cycle is different -- our years start ...
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Creativity and Time

It's time to talk about time again. As soon as this video started, I could see its direction. The premise ...
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“What do we do with a problem like Brian Williams?”

If you're hearing the nuns from The Sound of Music right now, I apologize. But the question remains valid. What ...
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If I could save time in a bottle…

If only I had more time... It seems like a lot of people I know say that -- myself especially ...
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A letter to Angela

A recent post on PBS’s “EdShift” blog by Angela Washeck has caused a certain amount of buzz in the journalism ...
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Bake your own bread

Everyone should learn how to bake bread. Yes, this is relevant to this blog. About a year ago, I made ...
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Define “inappropriate”

in·ap·pro·pri·ate - adjective \ˌi-nə-ˈprō-prē-ət\: not appropriate, unsuitable* I am breaking one of the rules on leads that I teach here ...
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“Click” goes the moral moment

Three seemingly unrelated tweets gave me pause today.... First, "Boston University independent student newspaper apologizes after making light of rape." ...
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Nurturing media literacy

Remember Weekly Reader? Every Friday, your teacher handed out a four-page newspaper with the news of the day, but written ...
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Why green ink?

My favorite office accessory is a rollerball pen with green ink. I use it to write memos, to chew on ...
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