Creating a parkrun USA event: 6-month update

Creating a parkrun USA event: 6-month update

Now that it’s 6 months since we launched College Park parkrun, it’s time for an update on our experience of creating a parkrun USA event. I wrote a blog piece about it shortly after our launch, but a lot has happened since then. We have made it through our first...
Creating a parkrun USA event

Creating a parkrun USA event

Helping to create a parkrun event in my hometown has been incredibly rewarding. parkrun makes amazing contributions to health and happiness, but it has struggled to gain traction in the US. These are some thoughts on what it takes. parkrun is the world’s largest...
Making stuff up as you go along. Selectively.

Making stuff up as you go along. Selectively.

When you talk do you just make stuff up as you go along, or do you plan ahead? And what does your grammar have to say about that? Three new findings about planning ahead while speaking tell a surprisingly consistent story. They take us from a long-standing worry about...
Pro-choice on the linguistics curriculum

Pro-choice on the linguistics curriculum

Linguistics as a field is different from how it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. There was a time when linguistics was dominated by a couple of sub-fields that relied overwhelmingly on similar analytical tools, working at roughly the same level of analysis. Things are...