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COMMUNICATION? A cartoon by Mark Pie appeared several years ago in the New Wine magazine. It showed a professor beginning a lecture to his class on “Communication” with these words: “Communication is any modus operandi by or through which eventuates the reciprocal transposition of information between or among entities or groups via commonly understood systems …

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DEMOSTHENES When Demosthenes, the famed Greek orator, first spoke in public, he was hissed off the platform. His voice was harsh and weak and his appearance unimpressive. He determined that his fellow citizens would yet appreciate his words, so he practiced day and night. He shaved half his head so no one would want to …

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THE MARVELOUS POWER OF AN ATTENTIVE EAR Great-Uncle George, who was in his 80’s, wandered across the street to chat with a neighbor until dinner time. Considerably overdue when he returned, Uncle George explained without apology, “I got to talkin’ with Mr. Sherwood, an’ he jus’ couldn’t seem to stop listenin’.” Gordon M. Loos, Reader’s …

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A THOUGHTLESS WORD/A POWERFUL WORD Rev. Gregory Oravec, O. S. B., sent the following stories to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: In the country church of a small village an altar boy serving the priest at Sunday mass accidentally dropped the cruet of wine. The village priest struck the altar boy sharply on …

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