The best thing I ever did with my communication skills was research, write, publicly agitate and privately negotiate in what turned out to be a lost cause: an attempt to save from the wrecking ball, the house next door, which I had discovered, too late, was one of the oldest houses in Chicago.
Today in an interview with Dick Gordon for NPR's The Story, I remember those heady days a dozen years ago, mostly with fondness.
Ever since the Huntley House fell, I've wished for another so fully-engaging project—a chance to use all my skills for a worthy purpose. In fact, for such work is all I've ever asked of my god, who is agnostic about me too, and doesn't capitalize murray either.
Finally I think I've found it—or, as usually happens with these things, it found me—and I'll tell you about it very soon.
Meanwhile, I'm curious to know what was the best thing you've ever done with your communication chops.