Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Potent Stuff

Just Add Water

“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), American novelist

Editor’s Note: Use your words for good.

PeezPix: Summer Bouquet—Unfaded memories of summer 2010

WRITING PROF WANTED! JCOM @ USU is hiring. A search for a new tenure-track faculty member to focus on the teaching of writing. Revolutionary! See job posting at Utah State University HR or email ted.pease@usu.edu.

2010 Sundance film 8: The Mormon Proposition, comes to the USU campus this week with Q&A discussion with filmmaker Reed Cowan, a 1997 USU broadcast journalism alumnus. Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Eccles Conference Center Auditorium. URL

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  1. "Sticks and stones will not break my bones but words CAN hurt me"

    Romina Nedakovic

  2. Touche, Romina, touche. I sometimes think it's easy to forget how powerful words can actually be. I recently learned that it takes five genuine compliments to erase the psychological harm of one criticism.

  3. Unfortunately this "WORD" hit me extememly hard. I had a dear friend take his life on Monday. He was going through a divorce, and very harsh words were exchanged on Sunday night between him and his wife. People need to choose their words wisely and know how they really can affect others.