Book Discussion Series: Tribe

Book Discussion Series

On the surface, Tribe: Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger seems to be far from a gripping read for most people not affected by life in the military. Famous for works such as The Perfect Storm and War, in his Continue reading Book Discussion Series: Tribe

A Note on Profanity: It’s a Complicated Topic

A Note on Profanity

When I sat down to write this post about profanity, I had a very clear picture of the idea I wanted to convey. The singular idea was that we provide words power. A word is just a word. A phrase Continue reading A Note on Profanity: It’s a Complicated Topic

The Message of Negative Political Ads

Negative Political Ads

The political campaign season is underway in the United States. It brings with it political advertising as candidates at all levels vie for your vote. Over the next few months almost every commercial break will include a negative ad from Continue reading The Message of Negative Political Ads

Book Discussion Series: The Giver

Book Discussion Series

One of my favorite young adult novels is The Giver by Lois Lowry. I recently saw the movie so I decided to pull it out to discuss. I used this story in a class I taught about book challenges in Continue reading Book Discussion Series: The Giver

Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale

Book Discussion Series The Nightingale

In previous Book Discussion Series posts, I talk about the relationship between the book and the reader. Sometimes the book must come to the reader at just the right time in order for the two to click. The timing was Continue reading Book Discussion Series: The Nightingale