Category Archives: Things you should know

What is “doxxing?”

New words appear all the time. It’s difficult to keep up unless keeping up is your full-time job (and it’s definitely not my full-time job). Sometimes a word or phrase has been around for awhile, it just hasn’t received much … Continue reading

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The Past Exonerative

The future is always uncertain, but we’re living through an unusually tumultuous time. My last few posts have touched on this: applying a narrative where one doesn’t belong and appropriate capitalization of race terms. In this post, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Black and white aren’t always black and White

Language, like life, is full of little details that it’s better to get right than wrong. One of my clients is a creative and talented person who I’ve worked with a number of times, and on a recent job I … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Fiction

Why nothing will turn out the way you think it will. Let’s talk. I don’t usually get overly philosophical on this blog, but I think it’s time we have a chat about something. I’ll get to the details in a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Lexicon – 3 April 2020 Update

This list has been updated. Terms added (or expanded/modified): shedding, viral load, new normal, comorbidity, contributing factor, herd immunity, super-spreader, basic reproduction number, remdesivir, negative pressure/positive pressure, N95, filter types and ratings, wet market, bending the curve, ventilator. I am … Continue reading

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