The Kids Don’t Care (a Zine)

I created a zine about Millennials and generation Z and the thesis that we don’t care about what’s happening in our communities or the news. I talk about events that have happened in our lives, voter rates (and reasons for them), news consumption patterns, and more. Click the image below and jump in. Talkin’ ’boutContinue reading “The Kids Don’t Care (a Zine)”

Yeshua of Nazareth and Cesar of Arizona: the Google doodle issue

My senior year of high school I signed up for AP World History. But it conflicted with jazz band on the schedule, so I took the honors course instead – with the same teacher. (She pretty much stalked me in the hallway my junior year and told me I had to be in her APContinue reading “Yeshua of Nazareth and Cesar of Arizona: the Google doodle issue”

Technologies as transformative

From COML 509: Social Dynamics of Communication Technology @ Gonzaga University, Spring 2009. Thoughts on chapter 4, Writing Restructures Consciousness, from Walter Ong’s Orality and Literacy: “Technologies are not mere exterior aids but also interior transformations of consciousness, and never more than when they affect the word.” (Ong, 1982, p 82) I was with himContinue reading “Technologies as transformative”

Memento mori: love macabre

When I was young I read Poe – The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Telltale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and such – of my own volition. These weren’t assigned readings. I chose to fall into them in my free time. I recall specifically reading Poe at my desk in third grade afterContinue reading “Memento mori: love macabre”

On trials/tribulations, victory, and worldview

In 2009 I took Communication & Organizational Ethics (COML 503). Fantastic class. One of our required books was The Question of God by Dr. Armand Nicholi. During the study of this book, this was one of the questions posed. Prompt: Both Freud and Lewis experienced pain, suffering, loss and disappointment in their adult life; however,Continue reading “On trials/tribulations, victory, and worldview”

Diversity and disrupting organizational culture

(a discussion from March 2010) Prompt: Recent news events, such as the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court justice and the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, have emphasized that people have different experiences due to race and gender (as well as class, physical appearance, etc.) When it comes to getting “the right people onContinue reading “Diversity and disrupting organizational culture”