Category: Opinion

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I’ve been writing about interpersonal communication theories. Austin Babrow and Katie Striley point out that problematic integration theory describes the communicative creation and experience of uncertainty as part of a broader perspective on challenges of belief and desire. Babrow, who…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

This summer I’m writing about some interpersonal communication theories. “Theories of Human Communication” by Stephen Littlejohn and Karen Foss points out that the social penetration theory, developed by Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor in 1973, set in motion a tradition…

The space for letters to the editor is for everyone

We publish all letters to the editor that are signed. We do this to give everyone a voice. All three of our newspapers welcome all points of view for publication and provides the Letters to the Editor page as an…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In the public speaking classes, my students and I apply an interpersonal communication theory known as the action assembly theory. Each speech has three main points. I encourage each student to write each main point as a sentence that he…

What if you could talk to anyone, living or dead?

By Roger Alford   Bubba was doing well in his job interview until the human resources manager, wanting to learn something of his personality, asked an off-the-wall question. “If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Min-Hsun Chiang, associate professor at Columbia University, describes the importance of vocabulary with a series of similes. I have selected four of my favorites of Dr. Chiang’s vocabulary similes. A writer’s vocabulary is like a chef’s pantry and words are…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Every year throughout the month of June, I’m impressed by the fact that it doesn’t get dark until approximately 8:30 p.m. It reminds me of the day when some radio stations, whose frequencies were on the AM broadcast band, signed…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

  I enjoy biographies, particularly those about people who are little known to me. Recently I was reading about Mary of Burgundy (1457-82). I learned from the Webster Encyclopedia that she was the daughter and heir of Charles the Bold…

Letter to editor

Commends restaurant My compliments to the new Los Encinos!  My family ate there Saturday night, and it was a delightful experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the wait staff was most efficient.  Eupora is blessed to have this restaurant in…