thread: 2005-04-27 : The Open House 4: Handshaking

On 2005-05-04, Brand Robins wrote:

I'm Bradley "Brand" Robins. I'm something between 30 and older than that, and I live in Toronto, having fled from Los Angeles because I decided I didn't hate myself enough to keep living there.

I'm fairly new to this forum, but have been reading Vincent's stuff (and that of many other commenters) on places like the Forge and for a long, long time.

Having a degree in Rhetoric, I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about communication, gaps, and places where we have the ability to change assumptions if we can only challenge our own preconceptions strongly enough. I read journals such as this because they not only help me do that, they often give strong practical advice about actually doing it. I love, love, love theory—but the gap between theory and practice is one of the most difficult to traverse, and I need all the help I can in bridging it. Because of that I read the theory articles but tend to not comment, while I may chime in on more tangible issues in order to make sure I?m getting it.


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