Category Archives: communication

Respect, and love…

Thinking of exceptional relationships, I remember Hazel & Frank Lowe. They were both writers, and lovers of the noble art of conversation, discussion. He wrote many thought-provoking pieces about people and ideas that mattered – like the death penalty. She … Continue reading

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Notes from the blogosphere #1

The process of blogging has been such a rich learning experience. It reminds me of wandering  through a forest.  At first, it is strange; we notice more over time, like the leaves turning when rain is coming.   Ever so subtly … Continue reading

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Embracing the ‘opposition’

A conference I’m attending in May* that revolves around the increasing urbanization of the world and related issues, asks the question “How can citizens most effectively be involved in this massive re-shaping of the urban environment?” As it happens, this … Continue reading

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How do I recognize a friend?

Well first, I love his company. I look forward To seeing him anon. I am enriched By spending time with him. And when confused, I wonder what he’d say. When happy, With him I share my joy. When he’s in … Continue reading

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A Small Complaint about Video

(Subtitle: Issues that don’t exist?) Lately more online media are using video – and some audio – as their method of presenting information.  I have two problems with this, apart from the possible  assumptions around peoples’ reading skills. One is … Continue reading

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Conversations in the blogosphere…

I often talk about blogging as a new form of worldwide conversation that most people haven’t yet recognized as such – and of course most of humanity are still not even able to access.   As one of my favourite fellow-bloggers … Continue reading

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How much I would miss her…

It’s been a sad few months, more so in the past few weeks, watching a mysterious cancer rage through my friend’s body.  I have kept expecting her to get better – she’s always seemed so strong and tough.  So much … Continue reading

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