Tag Archives: collaboration

(Issue #607) Who Are Your  Coffee-Cup People?  


We have to be mindful and reach out to those whose values and virtues help build a nurturing, dependable, responsible, friendly, brotherly (sisterly), courageous, hopeful community with high expectations. ~~~~~ In the fall of 2002, I traveled to San Antonio, … Continue reading

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(Issue #601) The Hypothesis of Generosity


So, I pulled myself off the too-often-climbed-on ledge of self-righteous upsetand took a deep breath and waited.  ~~~~~ “Where are they?” Like most craftsmen and service people, when I made the appointment I was given a two-hour block as to … Continue reading

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(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading

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(Issue #599) A Reminder About Our Non-Negotiables


Do not allow your non-negotiables to become negotiable. ~~~~~ I’ve written and spoken about the importance of recognizing and prioritizing the non-negotiables in our lives. Things like health, family, social connections, purpose, spirituality, boundaries, and limits. At times, though, we … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Watch


For more on the mission of this page click here. ~~~~~ Past issues of “Community Bright Spots!” have focused on architecture, parks, nature, art, and recreation. Each post encouraged (hopefully) readers to pause and reflect on the beauty and positivity … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #592) Me or Us?


A functioning community provides a safe place for its members to explore, learn, fail, and grow. That requires the community members to make room for aspirations beyond their own (self-centered?) biases. ~~~~~ Energy practitioners believe the fifth energy chakra—the Throat … Continue reading

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(Issue #591) Offering a Question or a Judgment?


We do not start the dialogue discounting the other person…. I’ve written before about the importance of authentic questions and the power of epistemic curiosity. They inextricably connect to one another and lead to sustained cognitive effort to learn and … Continue reading

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(Issue #586) Good, Not-So Good, and Why (x5)


Go beyond listing a goal statement.Before acting, make sure you understand the why of your what. I have written separate posts on this blog about bright spots, not-so-bright spots, weak signals, and the five whys. Today, let’s look at how … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Beaches Habitat Housing


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2019, Beaches Habitat for Humanity (Atlantic Beach, FL) and its dedicated volunteers and community leaders celebrated the completion of OceanGate, a 70-home community of multifamily homes. A … Continue reading

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