Speak with Variety

Sleep is an interesting phenomenon. Our conscious awareness, our faculty of attention, shuts down for hours at a time, every day. We all do it. We all need it. But for some of us, it poses an interesting problem. In this 9-to-5 society of meetings and deadlines, it’s incredibly important to wake up in the […]

Speak from memory (sort of)

Social media has become part of the contemporary landscape. But so has it’s opposition. It’s become cliche to hear critics describe the rise in connectivity but the fall of real communication. They believe that social media has many unintended consequences that are damaging our culture. And, although they might be right, that discussion is outside […]

Speak between pauses

By 2013, the drought had grown dangerous. Local Colorado residents desperately needed rain. They hoped for it, they wished for it, they organized congregational prayer sessions for it. Some even danced for it. But nothing came. And the drought grew worse by the day. But then, one summer day, something happened. The weather services started […]

Speak Loud Enough

Two men were stranded on a deserted island in the South Pacific. They had no means of communication and little hope for survival. So they resolved to put a message in a bottle and send it out to sea. First they found a small piece of paper with enough room for a single sentence. Then […]