Tag Archives: community

(Issue #629) Flibbertigibbet Is My Name. Jabberwocky Is My Game.


May each of us help turn collective monologues into authentic dialoguesin which all in the room have a chance to be heard, understood, and questioned. ~~~~ “Hey, Sam. How are you doing?” “I’ve been better, Jim. Just found out I … Continue reading

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(Issue #622) A Functioning Community is More than a Zip Code


Consider your community’s assets and needs. Consider the interlocking nature of the people, place, and purpose your community attempts to serve. ~~~~~ A community may be viewed as a point on the map—yet it is more than just a place … Continue reading

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(Issue #621) The Most Boring People in the World?


Has hoping for an authentic question that leads to an authentic conversation that leads to understanding that leads to caring and connection become “old school“? ~~~~~ Ever wonder if it’s you or them? Or both? For instance, you’re at a … Continue reading

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(Issue #619) Turtles, Giraffes, and Roosters


For what and/or for whom are you ready to crow about this coming week? ~~~~~ We’ve all heard the idiom to stick your neck out. It is used when you embark on an endeavor that entails a level of risk … Continue reading

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(Issue #617) Appreciating in Front of Me


Too often we become distracted about what will be or what has been, at the expense of what is now.~~~~~ Posts on this blog have addressed the power of staycations. (Like here and here.) And before “virtual” became synonymous with … Continue reading

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(Issue #616) Create a Call-In Culture


On the way to clarity, we establish connections, and we enhance chances to establisha “Call-In Culture.”~~~~~ A previous post on this blog stated, While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic, they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement. Each day … Continue reading

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(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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Community Bright Spots! Deck the Chairs


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here This beaches holiday tradition (since 2013) has become home to many bright spots. You can find more information here. Enjoy your week. And remember to stop and appreciate your Community … 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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