WitGlass Unfiltered #87: WitGlass Original Poetry—Every Day on Earth

In this episode of *WitGlass Unfiltered,* I discuss some miscellany related to the mission of WitGlass, to the recent Hurricane Florence, and to our new dog Matilda Jane Huntington. I also present the first public reading of the first draft of a recent poem, “Every Day on Earth.”

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WitGlass Unfiltered #66: We are All Broken

Every one of us is damaged, an imperfect version of humanity, and if we want to participate in civilized discourse, we must be honest about this reality. Recent events in Charlottesville, VA, and around the country draw out the importance of admitting our own weaknesses and flaws, and treating other people fairly means recognizing the log in our own eye. This episode addresses the idea of the brokenness in each of us, and I read some original poetry related to this idea, including a poem titled “Racial Unrest,” written nearly a year-and-a-half prior to this episode.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #37: Storytelling as the Basis for Civilized Discourse

In previous episodes about civilized discourse, I have already described the importance of truth-telling, but of course there is more to it than that. Mankind was built to tell stories. In order to properly understand the importance of civilized discourse and how to engage in it properly, we must understand the importance of not only storytelling, but also storyhearing. Too often, we spend our time wanting to tell our own story, without hearing the other party’s story. In this episode I discuss that, as well as the inherent flaws in the design of Twitter that make both storytelling and storyhearing extremely difficult (if not nearly impossible), and therefore why Twitter is—by nature of its very design—an enemy of civilized discourse.

 

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 36

In this episode, I discuss some guidelines for creating good-tasting coffee. Then I discuss important principles for planning summer education initiatives for our children. I also discuss the importance of getting out of the way of our children/students when they are striving to learn.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 33

If you’ve been listening to the show the past few weeks, you know how excited I’ve been about getting to visit with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Lex Land. In this episode, she fulfilled the dream. She was as gracious as you can imagine, through the whole process, and she kindly talked with me for a full hour. As with all *WitGlass Unfiltered* episodes, there was no do-over, no second take, no editing. So what you get is an unfiltered conversation with Lex Land. Enjoy!

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 27

Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This first part focuses on the potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. I touch on chipsets, including the dedicated AI chip that Apple is rumored to be developing.

 

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