Talking With My Hands

So, the blog has a new look. I felt it was time for a change; and I also felt it was important that the blog reflect more of my personality since the blog mostly deals with things from my perspective.

Now, beside the fact that the previous sentence sounded (inadvertently) egocentric, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

I renamed the blog as “Talking with my hands” because this is the way I communicate best. Stick me behind a podium in a suit and necktie and I lose most of my capacity to communicate. My hands just kind of move in tiny circles, and my arms are locked at my sides. I look like the T-Rex from Meet the Robinsons.

But put me in an open stage with room to move, and my hands go flailing all over the place. Suddenly words flow because when it comes to talking, I use my whole body.

I’ve always been like this. I learn stuff by assigning motions, visual cues or other kinesthetic things to facts, ideas and/or outlines. So, when I communicate, I also assign these motions and cues to them. Tell me something and I will remember it; but assign a motion or gesture to it and I will be able to teach it.

And that’s where the new title came from.

Many thanks also to Charlie Dunn over at www.charlesdunnphoto.com for the pictures for the banner. Charlie is a great guy and a member of Heritage. If you’re looking for a photographer, he is the dude to call.

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