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Category Archives: Community
You won’t find a step that says evaluate a source based on what “my group believes” or “who tweeted the most” or “how much I dislike a source.” 2012: Maybe it is the heat of the political campaign season. The … Continue reading →
Everyone talking or interrupting and not much listening. People speaking what they want to hear. Ignoring all else. Continuing my theme from last week’s post… We find inspiration in surprising places if we choose to stop, listen, and reflect. This … Continue reading →
The leader helps us see what is possible, especially when we do not have that vision in our experience. Transformation does not just appear. It requires vision, thought, communication, respect, difficult questioning, and better listening. Transformational leaders help orchestrate that … Continue reading →
“Aging in place” may describe what the residents were doing but not who they wanted to be. In the mid-1990s, the Walt Disney Company brought the principles of new urbanism to life when it broke ground on Celebration, Florida. Located … Continue reading →
Neighbors entertaining neighbors while enjoying the company of other neighbors. Research tells us that “hope” requires three ingredients: Goals + Pathways + Agency. Our goal—a rainbow that attracts and draws our attention—must be valuable to us and/or our community. A … Continue reading →
“Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” – Erma Bombeck – Random thoughts about the power of connections. On those times when we take chances, when we risk stepping outside of … Continue reading →
Everyone has a story and our job is to listen. A few decades years after the Civil War, Clara White, a former slave, saw a need and took action in her Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood. Some of her neighbors did not … Continue reading →