Sometimes I become discouraged by the coarseness of our public discourse. It seems as if the realms of the hyperbolic and the ill-mannered have merged into a thoughtless, visceral road-rage-like expression of whatever malady you may be promoting that day. I can no longer stand by and watch this train wreck of human expression. Therefore, I too have entered the blogosphere in the hopes of carving out some small corner where positive, creative, literate expression may thrive. I hope you will join me. To that end I hold the following:
Vision: Honor and Excellence above all else – And the free, unfettered expression of positive, creative thought and action.
Mission: To approach language as an art form; improve communication by recognizing and employing language for its expansive, more classical qualities; promote greater understanding by whatever standards are required to measure it.
What I believe: The art of communication is under siege. For some time, the elegant use of language to articulate more than mere words has been in retreat. The onomatopoeic value of language that employs color, tone, texture and intent has been replaced by curt, jagged, sound bite communication that rarely reflects the intent of the sender or considers the environment of the receiver.
This assault on language has heated up over recent years and the art of communication and its requisite skills have fallen prey to promoters of discourteous discourse that fails to offer character or substance. In a world where voice-mail has replaced the friendly greeting and email has replaced human discourse, Dis-Coarse is committed to a renaissance of language and its innate ability to express, enlighten and motivate.