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

LEAP FROG In This Age of Incivility: Part 6

We live in an age of incivility. Name calling, blaming, finger-pointing, anger and fear running unchecked … it’s been a miserable few months. Too many of my friends are complaining about the  Facebook Friends they’ve Unfriended since the election. Shall we use … 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

How to Take Care of Yourself in This Age of Incivility: LEAP FROG Part 3

Civil Discourse: is it dead, dying, or worth the effort to revive it?   If you believe as I do that it is not only possible to revive civil discourse, but imperative that we do so, then you’ve landed on the … Read More

Is Civil Discourse Out of Your Reach? LEAP FROG Part 2

Civil political discourse: If I try for it, will I be disappointed? Is civil discourse a greased pig? Again, I choose to believe that civil discourse is not only attainable — doable — it is vital for the future of our democracy. … Read More

Is Civil Discourse Dead? LEAP FROG Part 1: The L

Is civil discourse dead? Weakened from lack of use? Civil discourse may be hard to find these days, with uncivil conversations taking over on social media and elsewhere. But I want to believe that we can revive it, if we want … Read More

Civil Discourse in the New Age

How do we hold a civil conversation with someone with whom we fundamentally disagree? How can we disagree without becoming disagreeable? However do we begin? If you’ve been paying attention over the past few months, these are not new questions. It used to be … Read More

%d bloggers like this: