I’ve discussed it over at the Great Typo Hunt site, but I just wanted to mention what a pleasure it was to meet so many people interested in improving communication during the course of our book tour. Everyone kept mentioning how they thought they’d been alone in their concern for good spelling and grammar, and I kept having to say, Look around you! Here are your kin. I’m grateful to everyone who helped Benjamin and me along the way, by hosting us, coming out to the readings, sending us nice messages, calling into our radio interviews, and spreading the word about the book.
Soon enough we’ll have another project for everyone to participate in, called 50 Typos in 50 States. You’ve been sending us pictures of typos you’ve found and corrected yourselves, and we’d like to showcase your efforts, because typo-hunting really is a team project.
But enough about that– this is my personal blog, so you’re presumably here to hear more about me, yes? Fools! I mean, welcome! I’d like to share some of the things that I’ve been reading and absorbing lately. Some is for research for future projects, some just edifying in general, none of which I necessarily endorse personally. I’m trying to use everything interesting that I come across, sooner or later. The first is this site about nonviolence. I came across it while trying to answer the hypothetical question, what do you do to try to change society, outside of the democratic process (voting, etc.), without resorting to violence?
The site identifies nine types of nonviolence: non-resistance, active reconciliation, moral resistance, selective nonviolence, passive resistance, peaceful resistance, nonviolent direct action, Gandhian nonviolence, and nonviolent revolution. The differences among some of these are not immediately clear to me. Will have to examine them more carefully.