Marty Duren

Growing Old with You – Let’s Keep Showing Up

My friend Marty and his wife Sonya received another negative diagnosis. For the third time, Sonya heard the words, “You have cancer.” … Continue reading

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No Context – No Communication, Know Context – Know Communication

Knowing what someone says does not always equal knowing what someone means. It may be as silly as whether to use soda or coke. Much of your decision is learned from your context. Do you invite someone for a soda? If so, it may mean you will offer a … Continue reading

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The Value of Religion, Choosing Ignorance, and Identifying Arguments: An Interview with Greg Horton

Recently Villanova hosted an event titled, The End of Religion. Greg Horton believes the end of Religion reporting by newspapers like The Dallas Morning News and the Orlando Sentinel, represent a step backwards in getting a handle on important news, local and global.… Continue reading

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Pariah, Corporatist News, and Literacy, An Interview with Marty Duren

Gary Webb lived like a leper, ostracized by the very community of investigative story seekers of which he was apart now gutted by Corporatist interests. He was The Pariah. That was nineteen years ago. Little did he know his story would pave the way for Julian Assange and … Continue reading

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No One Is Immune – Marty Duren On the Unthinkable

Stigmas often paralyze. Leaders must avoid fostering shame when decisions fail to measure up to expectations. The consequent environment created by making disgrace a feature of leadership may mean there is nowhere for the leader himself to turn.… Continue reading

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