Monday, August 27, 2012

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to Facebook we go!

NCU Forensics is now part of NCU's social networking strategy, which means the Speakin' Beacons blogspot page is moving to Facebook and becoming a lot more lively. We'll have at least three posts and week, and probably more like several a day for the time being. You can like the NCU Speaking Beacons right here.

I plan to put up all sorts of useful things, including videos and links. During the first week of every month, there'll be one video plugging the school, clearly labeled as such, so you don't have to be advertised to if you don't want to.

One more quick incentive to drive up the like count: when you like the page, identify yourself and your club name. As of September 1, the club with the most people liking the page will get a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies in the mail. Forgive me if it's immodest, but my cookies are pretty good. And if you'd like the peanut butter and jelly cookies instead, well, we might be able to work something out.

Hope to see you out there in Mark Zuckerberg's gift to humankind!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Case by case" negatives

And for lagniappe, here's a card I remember from a zillion years ago that should help with the "use it or lose it" argument:
Sylvester Petro, professor of law at Wake Forest, Spring 1974, Toledo Law Review, p. 480
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." Thus, it is unacceptable to say that the invasion of one aspect of freedom is of no import because there have been invasions of so many other aspects. That road leads to chaos, tyranny, despotism, and the end of all human aspiration., if one believes in freedom as a supreme value and proper ordering principle for any society aiming to maximize spiritual and material welfare, then every invasion of freedom must be emphatically identified and resisted with undying spirit.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Slightly premature devotional

Another side of me. This is the adult students' devotional for April, which I recorded last summer and didn't think they'd put up this far in advance. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.