Posts Categorized: Peace
One of the benefits of self-publishing is that I can go back into my published book at any time and make it better. And, given my propensity to tweak, I have been doing that with LEAPFROG, the book that arose right here, nearly three years ago. From among the many tweaks I’ve done these… more »
I’ll be out of the country for the next three weeks, visiting family and friends to the north of us, among other things, which I shall write about upon my return, mid January. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy the reposts I’ll be sharing. This first one will be familiar to many of you. … more »
It’s been a long gestation, longer than you’d expect for such a small book. But it’s finally here — sort of — and you, my readers, were a big part of it (you’re in the Acknowledgments). I’m excited to announce that the paperback version of my civil discourse handbook is here, will be here soon,… more »
Last week, I ended What I’ve Learned From the WordPress Wars with the question, “Why can’t we talk dispassionately when we disagree?” Today, we’ll take a look at my theory, in two parts (two and a half, actually). 1. Let’s start with our brain. In a post I did in 2016… more »
Have you entered the new year in the same way? This past November, I spent a weekend at one of our two local Buddhist retreat centers that call nearby Barnet, Vermont home. The workshop topic, “Transformative Dialogue,” intrigued me. The workshop turned out to be geared less toward those difficult conversations I’ve been interested… more »
You’ve heard of Kwanzaa? I hadn’t until I moved to Philadelphia. Even then, what I thought I knew has turned out to be mistaken. So, what better opportunity might there be to learn about this rapidly growing American-founded holiday than to write a blog post? I loved what I discovered and I hope you will… more »
How do you think of Christmas time? Over the past few decades, I’ve come to see winter as a time of peace. A time to pull inward; a time for personal reflection and a time to breath in the wonder and awe in the world around me. The story that most connects me to the power… more »
Why is talking about race so hard?
Our post this week, on the 50th anniversary of the protest at the Winter Olympics, begins the conversation.
Today I’m writing an overtly political post, and one that I’m sure you’ll find uncomfortable to read — though not nearly as uncomfortable as it must have been for the young woman experiencing it. I hope you’ll be uncomfortable. Better yet, I hope that discomfort will move you, as it did me. This is a… more »