Since Last We Spoke, 1-28-18

First, thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I randomized the responses and had the generator choose a winner for me. Come back tomorrow for the big announcement.

I’m at Ft. Bragg this week and then [carefully looks around to make sure no one is listening] I am home for 3 entire, glorious weeks. I am beyond thrilled and am very much looking forward to seeing many of you for the IAFN Advocacy Day.

I worked most of the weekend after sneaking back to the CLE to see the girlchild, so I haven’t had much time to read. But there were a few things that caught my eye since last we spoke:

Her school banned her from writing about a classmate’s sexual assault arrest

Turns out, if you love research, academia might not be the place for you

Yoga mats in the squad room

Speaking black dialect in courtrooms can have dire consequences: “Beyond negative stereotypes or lack of familiarity, a court reporter’s own discomfort with some of the terminology used in black dialect could also lead to incorrect transcriptions…”

How to manage your fear of public speaking–some good tips in here, some of which I employ myself


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