Tag Archives: community

(Issue #523) Giving, Receiving, and Gratitude


It could change the world for one person.  With all the dislocations and dysfunctions the pandemic has wrought, aren’t you encouraged and energized by the acts of graciousness you have read about or witnessed? Like the pizza maker sending 300+ … Continue reading

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(Issue #522) Reflecting. Learning. Appreciating.


And just like that, 2010 flew by. And so did 2011, 2012…2019…. On May 31, 2010, I ventured into the blogosphere. At that time, I had three goals: Experience a new(for me) aspect of social media (remember, it was 2010) Develop and flesh … Continue reading

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(Issue #503) Identity, Integrity, and Purpose


Start a movement within our ranks.  A Vaclav-Havel-type of reclaiming our profession from those who either don’t know about it or have lost touch with it. NOTE: I stumbled on notes from a talk I delivered to my teaching colleagues … Continue reading

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(Issue #500) 2019: A Year of Gratitude


NOTE: This week’s issue marks the 500th consecutive week that I have posted on this blog. That equates to about nine years and seven months. Or nearly 115 months. In keeping with today’s topic of gratitude, thank you for following, … Continue reading

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(Issue #496) Thankful for Civility.


Civility does not mean we always agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. On March 25, 2012, I wrote “Is Civility Part of Your DNA?”. Coincidentally, it was post #96 on … Continue reading

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(Issue #487) Community Resilience Through Affordable and Sustainable Home Ownership


We have the know-how in the world to house everyone. We have the resources in the world to house everyone. All that is missing is the WILL to do it. -Millard Fuller Check this out for synchronicity. My most recent … Continue reading

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(Issue #484) Nutritious People and Purpose


The key is to understand the story and the associated people, because there can be a danger if community devolves into tribalism.  I have written of energy vampires. I’ve even recorded a song about these dastardly beings who “suck the … Continue reading

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(Issue #480) Community Building Components


Building community requires that we consider our subject mindfully, hold conversations driven by authentic questions, and then engage in collaboration to do the needed work. Over coffee last week, I participated in a conversation about community with a city leader … Continue reading

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(Issue #475) Purposeful Relationships Require Deliberative Efforts


Consider how you can incorporate deliberative efforts for deeper organizational relationships—one person at a time. I often stressed to my students that strategies for student success would prepare them for life success. My words came back to me as I … Continue reading

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(Issue #473) Legacy


What is your hope for your community? What do you want to see, and more importantly, what will you do to make it happen? What legacy will you help build and contribute to for the coming generations? Last week, as … Continue reading

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