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LITTLE THEORIES

Magpies and Maggots While listening to a morning radio program—hosted by a journalist I admire—I heard her talk about how information about all of us has been captured by social media companies that helps target us for advertisers. When she … Continue reading

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LITTLE THEORIES

When we act like muggles In my field—mass communication—you learn that folks have all sorts of theories about how media affect us. But, many assumptions about media fail to pan out in real life, and here are three: Even bad … Continue reading

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This Book will Haunt You

Watch out for Teddy I’m beginning to hear voices. Ted Van Alst’s latest story about growing-up-Indian in Chicago has a captivating spirit that won me over. Completely. His character—Teddy—gets inside your head. Here’s a scene in the book (Sacred Smokes) … Continue reading

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LITTLE THEORIES

(NOTE: I write from time-to-time about Little Theories, which I see as our assumptions of how the world works: sometimes we’re right and sometimes we’re wrong. But it makes for good conversation.)  Poodle skirts and persistence  I wrote recently about … Continue reading

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Gifting

Jam-packed with feeling  I dusted off my sewing machine to construct a pair of jammies for my husband and was struck by the lessons sewing can teach us. For me and most of my pals, time is a true commodity, … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper: Art and Conversation Piece

Originally posted on Cynthia Coleman Emery's Blog:
For Molly The eponymously named toilet paper Seems toilet paper has become front and center. I got somewhat obsessed during my recent visit to India. After just a few days on the…

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Toilet Paper: Art and Conversation Piece

For Molly Seems toilet paper has become front and center. I got somewhat obsessed during my recent visit to India. After just a few days on the journey, I ran out of the purse-packet size of Kleenex I brought for … Continue reading

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