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This week’s blog post draws on the fourth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Give voice to our RAINBOWS—our dreams and aspirations—and act to move toward them. Goals represent hopes for a brighter future. Research … Continue reading →
Respectful relationships help build lasting, meaningful, accepting, loving, nurturing, and sustaining communities. As I wrote Community as a Safe Place to Land, I had the opportunity to speak with transformational people in communities from Savannah, Georgia to Celebration, Florida. Each … Continue reading →
W.A.Y.D.T.G.W.Y.W? Clean out an overstuffed desk drawer or dig into the rear of the hall closet and you might say, “Darn, where did that come from?” Or, a slight smile might crease your lips, “Yeah, that brings back memories!” Last … Continue reading →
How will the ending affect your beginning? Sunset. Moonrise. Moonset. Sunrise. December 31. January 1. High school graduation. College first-year experience. Diagnosis. Recovery. Digital detachment. Digital detachment. Relationships. Relationships. Death. Birth. Winter. Spring. Rainbow bridge. Puppy adoption. Open door. Closed … Continue reading →
The question, in my mind, moves beyond why we need community to how we go about building and sustaining it. While dichotomies can be simplistic, they can also help frame a conversation. When you seek a community, toward which end … Continue reading →
Effective collaboration rests on the ability to share the stage. In the early 1990s, the public high school where I taught created a committee called the “Shared Decision-Making Committee.” I was tapped as its first chair. The stated mission of … Continue reading →
Once the conversation started, no one was going to stop it. Two NOTES to my readers: Tomorrow, October 1, begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week’s blog post honors the month, those with (and who have had) breast cancer, the … Continue reading →