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Fresh Thinking for Tough Challenges
Fresh Thinking for Tough Challenges When I went to New Zealand a few years back, I was blindsided by what I saw on the sandy shores of the Ninety-Mile Beach. It was beautiful. Pristine.
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There’s Still Hope—If You’re Braver
There’s Still Hope—If You’re Braver Recently, I attended a Braver Angels meeting that kicked off a statewide campaign “to reduce hostility and increase respect” during our upcoming …
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All That We Share
All That We Share I was on my first date—in decades. To say that I was a nervous wreck is an understatement. After watching The Last Jedi, we walked to a nearby …
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Can One Person Really Make a Difference?
Can One Person Really Make a Difference? Recently I saw One Life, a movie based on the life of Sir Nicholas Winton. I can’t remember the last time that a film impacted me so much. And it’s a …
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The Phone Kept Ringing
The Phone Kept Ringing It was a little over 15 years ago that I first asked the question, “What’s happening to this country?” I was serious—and a bit scared.
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Are we really so far apart?
Are We Really So Far Apart? In our politically polarized world, it’s easy to see the “others” as an alien species. We may view them as ignorant, spiteful, racist, sexist, …
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There’s More Than One Way
There’s More Than One Way Sometimes I get stuck in my thinking. I’m so used to how I’ve always done things …so trusting of certain resources …so sure that I’m right …or so …
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Embracing Empathy for a Better Future
Embracing Empathy for a Better Future Can we work together to solve the challenges facing our communities, countries and world? That’s the big question. Personally, I don’t want to live …
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Building Empathy with Others
Building Empathy with Others Empathy. I’ve discovered it’s a word that triggers lots of people. Let me say upfront, that I’m not talking about feeling sorry for people or letting …
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