Monthly Archives: March 2018

The sound I make

Thugly truth After the first shock-wave hit the internet—Stormy Daniels’ tell-all on 60 Minutes about her sexual encounter with the US president—media pundits turned their gaze to thuggery. Editorials surfaced in the second shock-wave that focused on threats made to … Continue reading

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When is a Terrorist a Terrorist?

It’s all about Semantics Some words we toss around with abandon, having little idea what they mean: Hegemony Rhetoric Semantics We often use them incorrectly. We think of hegemony as power over us, but Antonio Gramsci had a keener sense … Continue reading

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The Menace that Threatens “True Americanism”

A closeted French philosopher, an immigrant from Jamaica, a Jew who fled the Nazis then killed himself, and a feminist who writes about film. Does this sound like the foundation for a college communication course? When my communication class starts … Continue reading

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Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art

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? Luna’s unexpected passing at the age of 68 interrupted a steady flow of thoughtful and provocative performance art. READ: Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art…

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Let them eat Girl Scout cookies

As spring finally arrives in the Northwest, the daffodils poke out of the last clump of neighborhood snow and Girl Scout cookies arrive. My sweetheart and I share a sleeve of thin mints that disappear in a flash. Tucking the … Continue reading

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The Universe is Alive

… and it is personal In writing about science, reasoning, and power of place, two scholars observe: “The universe is alive, and it is personal.” Vine Deloria Jr. and Daniel Wildcat make a strong case in their book that Native … Continue reading

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