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Photogrammar: An historical treasure trove

This photograph, shot in April 1943 by Marjorie Collins, is part of a delightful & important project in which more than 100,000 images – taken from 1935-1944 by photographers working the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information – … Continue reading

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Free textbooks and other resources for students and educators

Students who suffer under the burden of high tuition and large student loans need all the financial help the world can provide them. For my upper-level communications classes the last couple of years I have been using an excellent online … Continue reading

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Peruse this …

I recently finished a pretty good book, The Lexicographer’s Dilemma: The Evolution of ‘Proper’ English from Shakespeare to South Park, by Rutgers Professor Jack Lynch. It provides a helpful history of the English language dictionary (other European languages had dictionaries long before … Continue reading

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Marketing in the Digital World: Student Blogs

Posts and up-to-the-minute news from my Kwantlen Polytechnic University digital-marketing class. The learning in this course is truly crowd-sourced.

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Acting Together

For its first two and a half years I was the “knowledge dissemination adviser” for the Acting Together research project. Based at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and funded by a federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research grant, the project’s goal was … Continue reading

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Really good, free online technical communications text

A couple years ago Dave McMurrey’s online technical-writing textbook vanished from the Internet – not sure why. But *it is back*, and I suggest you bookmark it. A wonderful resource.

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Bryan Garner’s LawProse.org

Bryan Garner is a lawyer whose range of work on the topics of writing and rhetoric is humbling – to me as it should be to you, too. His blog is a gas. Here he is, just the other day, … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Commonweal

In North America it is Canada’s decided, tenacious commonweal that sets it apart. We look after one another more often than not, and less out of zeal than out of habit and good sense. A city’s public library is a testament … Continue reading

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Mediation and Mindfulness

We chose to name this initiative No Contest Communications to highlight our vision of the collaborative workplace, where feedback is gratefully welcomed and usefully shared. Communication and imagination shouldn’t be contests. Conflict is inevitable, though, of course. When people within … Continue reading

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Dogma versus Rules of Thumb

Language Log is an always stimulating group blog on language and linguistics, with posts that range from earworms and usage advice to research tools and sociolinguistics. The comments sections are as illuminating as the posts themselves. A recent post called … Continue reading

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