Tag Archives: communication

The Gatekeeper

It used to be that we would send cards to remember someone on their birthday or anniversary. And though there are many advantages to the Internet and the connections we find in social media, it has also changed how we … Continue reading

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The air turns cold, brittle, and your words contract as my probing shrivels.  You misunderstand my questions, and I misunderstand your need. You ignore my need to talk while I ignore your need for silence; and so we sit pretending, … Continue reading

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Love Me with Your Words

Love me with your words. You feel it in your heart and know it in your head, but across miles, I can’t feel it. I can’t feel it in pithy quotes and Youtube samples, FB funnies and brain-teasing games. I … Continue reading

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Communication is a Contact Sport

You think you know me. You know my name; you know my face, so you think you understand me, and you say, “I hear what you’re saying.” I say I’m cold; you think I need a sweatshirt, but I feel … Continue reading

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Some Tweaking Required

            Growing up in a large family—a family full of Irish Canadian storytellers—the biggest impediment to effective communication was getting the floor.  With so much competition, air-time was precious; but we all seemed to have our fair share, and real … Continue reading

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