Eliminating Governmentspeak/write?

October 25, 2010

The Center for Plain Language,  long-time advocate for plain writing, applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The bill requires the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans Administration forms in simple language. The Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in […]

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Your Personal Footprint

October 18, 2010

Copies of my husband’s feet are in the Smithsonian American Indian Museum. No, really! He has very very very wide feet that happen to be identical to a Peruvian Medicine Man’s feet so my daughter-in-law (doing a fellowship there for a half year) cast his feet and we have actually visited with them in the […]

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Technological Humans or Human Technology?

October 11, 2010

Recently I watched a video on the TED website (if you haven’t been there you should!!) by a doctoral student on making a mobile phone more tactile and interactive. His humor and application made for a very interesting few minutes. And he presents what I feel is a huge change in how we look at […]

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October is Crime Prevention Month

October 4, 2010

October is Crime Prevention Month, a perfect time to Celebrate Safe Communities. Celebrate Safe Communities is a national initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and was developed in partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2008. CSC is an annual event.

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