Archive for May 2010

The Three in One and One in Three

Posted 30 May 2010 by
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I don’t see the word “understand” anywhere in that sentence. I don’t see the word “understand” anywhere in the Creed of St. Athanasius.

We “worship” one God in Trinity.

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The Queen’s Birthday

Posted 21 May 2010 by
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Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk

In Canada, the last Monday before or on 24 May is celebrated as Victoria Day. Officially it honors Queen Victoria and celebrates the current monarch’s birthday (whatever the real date may be). One could assume that this happened because Victoria was queen for so long and people became used to marking the start of summer [...]

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For you left-brain types, it works on the Affective Domain

Posted 19 May 2010 by
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Kyle Warnick spoke to the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication on “Let Me Tell You A Story: How Storytelling Can Create Emotional Responses and Deep Connections Between Your Reader, Customer, Friend or Brand.” By demonstrating its effectiveness with his presentation, I’m left with the question of how much communicators need to actively think like marketers to increase effectivness.

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Of Mohawks and Men

Posted 16 May 2010 by
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Of Mohawks and Men

I would have done this sooner if I had known how much fun it was going to be. About ten years ago I used to have a ponytail, as in “pony-tailed software geek” and “longhair biker.” The ponytail disappeared in 2004 with a bit of reasonable self-consideration. You are not allowed to have alcohol in [...]

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Gonzo editing

Posted 5 May 2010 by
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I have twice participated in a project I’m describing as “Gonzo editing.” I am not being pejorative by using the term “Gonzo.” Hunter Thompson breathed fresh air into journalism with his Gonzo style. Telling the truth of a story (not just the facts) sometimes requires a different touch. At the same time, I am thankful [...]

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Rogation Days

Posted 1 May 2010 by
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In spite of what Wikipedia thinks about the currency of the Rogation Days, there are provisions for a “Rogation Procession” in the Book of Occasional Services of the Episcopal Church. One of the “hymns, psalms, canticles, and anthems” for a Rogation Procession is the Benedicite, showing the environmental theme of its observance.

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