Category Archives: Chapter 6

Telling the story of the California fires through comics

We often think of comics as being either funny stories or super hero dramas.  And they can be all that. But many of the best comics tell intensely personal stories about life, death, and surviving the time in-between. I was reminded … Continue reading

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When tragedy strikes: Dealing with breaking news

As I write this, we as a nation are reeling from a mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured. As the story started to break, there were … Continue reading

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MLK’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” is still relevant today

Over the last couple of days, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” has been getting lots of mention on Twitter and other social media in reaction to the NFL players and management participating in the #takeaknee protests. … Continue reading

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Sunday News Pops on Twitter (All media are social)

Yesterday was surprisingly busy as a news day with my Twitter feed overflowing with rapid-fire commentary on the news. There was news about earthquakes, floods, health care, the president, the NFL, and just a bit about the new Star Trek … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What do Americans know about their constitution? Not much, according to a new survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Good story from CNN’s Chis Cillizza. (Also, good analysis from the libertarian Volokh Conspiracy) 37% couldn’t name a single right … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Media Stories From Hurricane Harvey

Getting news out from Hurricane is a massive effort.  Here are a few stories about those struggles: UPDATE – How Houston Chronicle is covering home-town flooding / Why Local News Matters This Facebook status from a @HoustonChron reporter says everything you need to … Continue reading

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“Let Freedom Ring…” ‘I have a dream’ speech was 54 years ago today

“And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening … Continue reading

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It’s not a surprise when Trump reverts to form (or any politician for that matter)

A tweetstorm I sent out this morning in reaction to an NPR podcast. Please note that this is a rant on how we cover politicians, not about the president in particular. Generally a fan of NPR’s @UpFirst podcast. Listen to … Continue reading

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When Nature Puts On The Really Big Show – Total Eclipse on the Prairie

The total eclipse of the sun in Kearney, Nebraska this afternoon was absolutely stunning. You didn’t need any fancy equipment to see the images. Just look down and see the pinhole images provided by the trees. Lots of high school … Continue reading

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The story of stolpersteine lives on

Last week I finally got to writing a blog post I got the idea for back in January from a series of e-mails I exchanged with my archaeology professor Dr. David Gradwohl.  The post looked at the ongoing story about … Continue reading

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