One of my favorite concepts from Martin Luther King’s last few years is the concept of interdependence. King wrote and spoke about it in both his letter from Birmingham’s city jail (1963) and the Christmas sermon he delivered to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in 1967. In the Birmingham letter he responded to criticisms of his multi-state activism. “We are caught in […]
About That posts feature responses to current events in 280 characters or fewer. Last week’s religious advertising flap Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Full-Page Advertisement That Wasn’t [via Hemant Mehta] (9/8) Religious News Service: Was Christianity Today Justified in Rejecting This Controversial Ad? (9/12) 9/18 Update: Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: A Response To Our Critics (9/18) About That It’s facile to […]
Where did the summer go? I blinked and it was gone. June: Sunlight Foundation’s Transparency Camp (#tcamp14) I met the Sunlight Foundation’s operations director Scott Wells in May this year at a mutual friend’s new pastorate—just a few days after I’d seen a promoted tweet about the foundation’s annual un-conference on transparency, open government, and civic technologies: […]
I earned more than $17,500 in direct funding as a grad student by applying for scholarships each spring. If you’re writing applications this month, let me help you make them stronger. It’s scholarship and fellowship season! Are you a student or researcher applying for tuition or research support? Have a half-written essay? Written the essay but think […]
Know any worthy undergraduate or graduate technical communication students focusing on technical editing? The Society for Technical Communication‘s editing special interest group invites applications this month for two US$1,400 scholarships. The deadline is July 7. Criteria and other information are available on the SIG website.