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Powerful Lessons from Indian Country

  Infusing Indian Thought in Social Theories I teach a course for college sophomores on social theories and how they relate to my field: communication. Writers who set the stage for Western thought—lots of French, German, British, Italian and American … Continue reading

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Love Story  

May all your knobs sparkle When we combed through papers collected by my mother-in-law we found a cache of greeting cards. We excavated cards written by her husband of 72 years, and cards she drew and wrote for him. The … Continue reading

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We called them “colors”

Strolling down the aisle When we were kids, our most trusted tool was the wax-crayon. We called them “colors.” We used them to draw on paper and concrete, and found them handy for playing doctor (crayons fit well in my … Continue reading

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Victim to the government’s shell game

A tangerine meets the moon Calvin, the striped-shirted lad featured in Bill Watterson’s strip Calvin and Hobbes tries to persuade his mother to give him a cookie. In a ruse that would make Robert Cialdini proud, Calvin asks his mum: … Continue reading

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White Gaze?

What about a Red Gaze?  Is there a white gaze? This week in my communication, society and culture class, we’re struggling with the idea that writers, painters and creators see the world through their own lenses. Scholar Laura Mulvey famously … Continue reading

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And Eve Presented a Date to Adam

Originally posted on Cynthia Coleman Emery's Blog:
The Desert’s Dessert As we roamed through the oasis in the desert of Morocco, our driver said there were 22 different types of date trees. The best dates are Medjools, which we…

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And Eve Presented a Date to Adam

The Desert’s Dessert As we roamed through the oasis in the desert of Morocco, our driver said there were 22 different types of date trees. The best dates are Medjools, which we can get here in Portland. Hundreds of years … Continue reading

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