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August 2016

Uncivil Discourse on Sunday

For many, Sunday morning is set aside for church. For me, Sunday has been a sacred time for TV and the newspaper. …

Choosing Friends

Half a dozen young men from my high school planned to attend Miami University, where I spent my first year of college. …

Wisdom from the Ancient Greeks

When the oracle at Delphi told Socrates that he was the wisest man in Greece, Socrates concluded that the only reason he …

Nonverbal Communication Tells A Story

An understanding of nonverbal communication is essential to the success of most films. Great actors and actresses convey emotion and give the …

Two Keys to Happiness

Every time I hold the door open for someone or witness a person who doesn’t hold the door open for me or …

Why Study Nonverbal Communication?

The Allegory of the Cave, found in Plato’s Republic, is the most famous passage in the philosophical literature. Plato describes a cave …

Four or More Years

It’s fairly easy to find fault with Donald Trump, but why do some people hate Hillary so much? One thought is that …

The Fundamental Paradox

In organizational communication class, the discussion about organizations begins with the “fundamental paradox.” The paradox has to do with the tension between …

My Only Regret

I met my future wife in the early 90s. She did not eat beef, nor any other meat besides chicken, turkey, and …