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A Different Direction: The Alternative to Religion.

When this blog was started 6 years ago we had a goal of ridding the world of religion, superstition, the pseudosciences and all the harms they cause. 451 more words

"Didn't learn Flash. Will Prof. For Food." (or why journalism schools teach skills, not just software)


When I took my first journalism classes back in the early 1990s, it was the thing you HAD to know. At that point, desktop publishing was in its infancy as a journalism skill, and students who knew Pagemaker had the keys to the Kingdom. 422 more words

Trimming The Chimichanga

- response to a letter in the Pgh Post-Gazette, written by a schmuck 
from Mt. Washington named Albert Bruno Bianchini

This letter is in response to… 295 more words

Critical Thinking


I think it’s accurate to say that synonymous with the design process is post-it notes followed closely by brainstorming – and usually both together. The aim of brainstorming is to leverage the collective thinking of a group by collecting ideas without judgment. 489 more words

Design Thinking

"The victim, a 29-year-old black man..." (or why do things like race get used like this in stories?)

In one of my favorite annual reads, “Ball Four” by Jim Bouton, the author and several of his teammates on the Houston Astros are discussing the issue of race. 792 more words