All you ever do is talk, talk
This month your talkative editor did her best to keep her mouth shut during some of the most interesting interviews she’s ever done. Even her questions were shorter and more succinct than usual.
OK, enough with the third-person narrative.
As a white member of American society, I am taking to heart the directive that one can learn more by listening than talking.
I can’t pretend to understand what shoe designer Shane Ward feels when a police car rolls up on him, but I was nearly brought to tears by hearing his description.
I closed my mouth as alumnus Robert Greenfield explained how tired he was, just five years after graduation, fighting systemic racism in the workforce.
And I did my best to keep chatter to a minimum as former /aut/BAR owners and married alumni Keith Orr and Martin Contreras shared memories of Ann Arbor and LGBTQ culture.
You learn a lot when you shut your mouth. What a concept.