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  • In light of the Mike Daisey discussion that seems to be taking place everywhere-- hours on the radio today including an excellent program on BBC World Have Your Say-- I've had a chance to think about what it means to "live out loud," posting non-fiction. And also the line between truth and fiction in the stories I've been telling. I am fairly easy with my own stories, telling details without any problem.

    But what happens when the stories belong to someone else? How can you be responsible with them? And let us never let our dedication to "the facts" mean we stop telling those other stories, the heart stories, the literary fiction that starts in a factual place and takes us somewhere different-- somewhere true on another level.

    But let us, unlike Mike Daisey, always be conscious of the context. Let us know the difference between journalism and literature. Let us be true to our readers/hearers and let us always be honest, about ourselves and our stories.

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