Confronting Racism Part II: Listening

  “In light of recent events, a lot of people are now feeling a very visceral response in how they show up in this world, and how they see it from our lens,” says Ramunda Lark Young, co-founder of Washington-based MahoganyBooks, an independent bookstore … Read More

Confronting Racism Part I: When Did You First Become Aware of Your Race?

What a great poster this protester carried. Treat Racism like CoViD 19, it declared:  Assume you have it. Listen to experts about it. Don’t spread it. Be willing to change your life to end it. And it’s that fourth one … Read More

Examining American Scapegoating

This is George Floyd’s face. Most of us know of him from the viral video of his death under the knee of  Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman. Or from the news media coverage this past week. Or from social … Read More

Musing In The Time of CoViD: Measurement

I’m musing a lot lately. Pondering, imagining, wondering. Are you musing more these days, too?  I find it’s a calm, curious place to be. No compelling urge to explore; I just ponder. I’ve come up with four particular musings that … Read More

Keeping the coronavirus in the BAG

Another acronym has found me. They do that alot, from my use of CD (first for Cultural Differences, then for Civil Discourse) to my three Cs — curiosity, compassion, and courage — and to my new book LEAPFROG (How to … Read More

Another 50 Year Look Back

Surely you recognize this photo by now. It is the hill near Taylor Hall where National Guardsmen, many not much older than the students down below, opened fire, killing four and wounding nine. Here’s what I wrote two years ago … Read More

Culture Shock and CoViD-19 — Day 33

The times they are a changin’ sang Bob Dylan way back when. And, somehow, that feels like a fitting song for these days when so much is changing. For starters, I’ve gone from sprint mode to marathon mode in the … Read More

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