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“Hello! My Name Is …”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
People love talking about their work. I remember when Dr. Samantha Christiansen told me that. As usual, she was right. During my doctoral program, I have hunted e-mail addresses for people whose work I admire. With Google’s assistance in locating people through various means (publishers, social media accounts, faculty…

“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.”

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
Earlier this week, I witnessed a digital public lynching. A nasty Facebook post – including information that was misunderstood and/or taken way out of context – started an avalanche of hatred, false allegations, threats, profanity, and abuse unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my 20+ years as a communicator. Want…

Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: The Medicine Wheel

Originally posted on A Tribe Called Beauty:
“The circle of the Medicine Wheel represents represents harmony with nature and with all our relatives. The earth turns in a circle, and the birds make their nests in circles; the Anishnaabe dance in a circle, and the four seasons of life: childhood, youth, middle age and elder…

Chapter 8: Holiday Spirits

Originally posted on mariahsmeanderings:
It’s Pronounced like ‘Yash,’ actually, chapter 8: Holiday Spirits Sophia’s hand squeezed mine as we shoved through the crowd, breaking temporarily into an empty space where we could breathe and reorient ourselves. I felt a twinge of guilt at having chosen to cut through the packed, ever-forward-shuffling mass of people in…

Scheibenschlagen, and why you would ever want to do such a thing

Originally posted on James in Germany:
Every February, we Americans miss a golden opportunity. We mark the approaching end of Winter with a few tried and true (and honestly, kind of boring) traditions. Don’t get me wrong; I like groundhogs just as much as the next guy, but dang, is that it? Couldn’t we jazz…

Twelve Things To Do Before You Apply for a Fulbright Grant (Starting Now)

Originally posted on Frame Your Future:
Readers of this blog should know that I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to represent Marywood University as a Fulbright-Schuman student research grantee. I cannot fully put into words the honor and gratitude I feel for this life-changing experience, and I encourage everyone who is interested to apply.…

28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball (2018)

Originally posted on Scott Woods Makes Lists:
When I made the first of these lists back in 2016 I had no idea the places it would go: Libraries, schools and families all over the world continue to share it even now, and I am humbled by its reception. I’ve long threatened to do a sequel…