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Framing Thugs and Heroes

Part 1 Next week I travel to the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, where I’m honored to talk about how news media captured the essence of a story from my home-state: Oregon. Here’s the story: With no warning, … Continue reading

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Want loyalty? Get a dog

Imagine there’s been a shake-up at your job and you’ve inherited a new boss. Let’s say your job is one where you advise the boss on communication matters: everything from relationships with your consumer publics, to relationships with the mass … Continue reading

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Muggles for Science

Why we need politicians who are vigilant We took to the streets Saturday (April 21, 2017) to join the March for Science. Thousands met in downtown Portland at the waterfront to hear speakers try to raise our emotions about science … Continue reading

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When Honor Meets Disrespect

Cultural Mores & Travel I gasped when I spotted a bloke on the river boat in Thailand. His baggy sleeveless top–sometimes called a muscle shirt–revealed a black-inked Buddha covering the whole expanse of the left side of his front torso, … Continue reading

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When Hate Multiplies Hate

With Hate, We Destroy Ourselves I heard a talk today that lessened my misery that comes from looking at the headlines. My days begin the same way: Each morning brings a mix of interest and dread as I review the … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

When journalists euthanize the truth For weeks pundits have stressed over political happenings from Washington D.C. that are out-of-reach for most of us muggles: how do we make sense of uncensored tweets from the powerful? The unvarnished shills from a … Continue reading

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Kennewick Man Bones Finally Return

I was honored to join three tribal leaders who shared their insights and stories on today’s (2 February 2017) broadcast about the Ancient One–Kennewick Man. The skeleton was discovered more than 20 years ago along the Columbia River, and local … Continue reading

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Let’s Turn this Argument Upside-Down

Separate, but not Separate Just when you’re about to lose hope, those clever Buddhists help you see the light. I listened to a talk about differences and separation, and it dawned on me what Buddhists have been suggesting all along: … Continue reading

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Call Out the Lies

  Resist Time to call out the lies. You can still be gracious. But there’s no need to tolerate stupidity in the face of bigotry, misogyny and dishonesty. So: write, text, tweet, and follow the folks whose aim is to … Continue reading

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Bring Back Integrity

Feeling Rotten, Part 2 Yup: the lies, the venom, the cronyism and the bigotry repulse me. We have buried integrity in the political landscape. Two examples of integrity loom: one made headlines this week, and the other may be hidden … Continue reading

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