LEAPFROG is here!

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 … Read More

Summer Break

Hello, It’s been nearly three months, which I find hard to believe.  Last we talked, I explained my need for a “Spring Break.” Well, guess what — I’m now extending that into a Summer Break as well. Please be happy … Read More

Wrapping up civil discourse: The End of LEAP FROG

  It’s been a long series on civil discourse — lasting longer than an actual civil discourse would, I imagine.  Ten posts in all, including today’s.  Here they are, in one spot.   [learn_more caption=”CLICK HERE FOR THE LINKS TO THE … Read More

Finding Civil Discourse In This Age of Incivility: LEAP FROG, Part 8

This is my ninth  post on civil discourse, and there will be a tenth next week, wrapping it all up. Today, we’re finishing our LEAP FROG acronym with the G.   I had this post written a few weeks ago.  G … Read More

How Can you Present Your Ideas? LEAP FROG Part 4

We’re in our fifth week looking at Civil Discourse.  To guide us on our journey, I concocted the hokey acronym LEAP FROG and here we are at Part 4: P is for Present (your ideas, finally!). I was enormously gratified as I … Read More

Blame it on the Oxytocin

This is a post on what is called “The Backfire Effect.” Essentially, it holds that: Confronting a belief with facts to the contrary only strengthens the initial belief. I was discouraged when I sat down to write this post. How could it be, … Read More

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