One of the joys of being a professor is that I have enjoyed deep, enriching, fascinating conversations, many over food (!) as part of my job. This includes Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (who I had a monumental argument with), Rebecca Skloot (author of the award-winning Henrietta Lacks book), and Neil Gaiman; I also have met less- famous but very important people like many Bucknell trustees like Charlie Collier or David Scadden. Or the Bucknell alumna, Jennifer Jackley who co-founded Kiva. Continue reading Greatest American Ever?
Mike Daisey is an accomplished storyteller, there is no doubting that. So accomplished, in fact, that he was able to draw large quantities of empathy from his audiences through his captivating tale. Even more intriguing is that Daisey stays true to the mold of “storyteller” by fabricating parts of his story– in the same manner that an old bard in Ancient Greece might fabricate parts of the tales of great Odysseus to enthrall the audience. Continue reading Pushing Daiseys