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

Conflict in the food we eat

So I’ve got a conflict to toss around. Sort of. Not the “difficult conversation” type conflict I’ve been so focused on of late. — or rather had been before my attention zoomed over to COVID.  (Zoomed, you get it?  Sorry). … 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

The Power of Music: CoViD-19 Day 40

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a little while. Elton John And Nelson Mandela once said that music “has the power to elevate and liberate us.” Same idea, yes?  That is what … 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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