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Connecting the dots.

Essays about how we communicate and why it matters.

Crossing in Droves


Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015 by Shelley Cowan

As I watched the fear generated by the attacks in Paris morph into fear of Syrian refugees in America, I was curious to know more about Americans’ reactions to immigration over the years.  ..

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Core Strength


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Shelley Cowan

Earlier this spring, we drove to Milwaukee to see Hal Holbrook in his one-man performance of Mark Twain Tonight, a series of dramatic recitations from the writings of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain. ..

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