Introducing “Communication Dynamics”

Like all good students, they have questions about the introductory slide show. How detailed will the quiz be, do they need to learn every detail, how much they should try to memorize, etc. “It’s all over the place!” one of them exclaimed.

Another liked the game-type set up, the mystery of searching for the links and the fun of clicking … Read more...

#042: MaddAddam, Riots

An excerpt from MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, p.33, read by Steph.

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“Physical objects have shacked their tethers; mine, yours, his, hers, and they’ve gone wandering off on their own. It’s like the aftermath of … Read more...

#041 Good Medicine – Braiding Sweetgrass

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“You can’t listen to the Thanksgiving Address without feeling wealthy. And, while expressing gratitude seems innocent enough, it is a revolutionary idea. In a consumer society, contentment is a radical proposition. Recognizing abundance rather than … Read more...

#040 Maple Sugaring – Braiding Sweetgrass

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“When my daughters remember our sugaring adventure now, they roll their eyes and groan, ‘That was I much work!’ They remember hauling branches to feed the fire and slopping sap on their jackets as they … Read more...

#039 The Council of Pecans p.19

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“The pecan trees and their kin show a capacity for concerted action, for unity of purpose that transcends the individual trees. They ensure somehow that all stand together and thus survive. How they do so … Read more...

#038 The Council of Pecans p.16

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“Forest scientists describe the generosity of mast fruiting with the predator-satiation hypothesis. The story seems to go like this: When the trees produce more than the squirrels can eat, some nuts escape predation. Likewise, when … Read more...

#037 Dueling Consciousnesses: White and Black

An excerpt from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, pages 33 and 34, read by Steph.

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History duels: the undeniable history of antiracist progress, the undeniable history of racist progress. Before and … Read more...

#036 Leadership, Morale, and Time Perspective

A reading from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin, 1948 Harper & Brothers: New York, Pp. 118-119. Read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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An excerpt from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin.

“Leadership, morale, and time … Read more...