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May 20 , 2019 /

A HARD LOOK AT SCHOOL CULTURE

Starting in 1964 and stopping full time involvement in 2011, I worked with three types of schools that “educate” most of the K-12 children in the United States – public, private and charter which is a public school of choice.  Approximately 1,770,000 students are home schooled.    As we approach the end of another academic

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May 13 , 2019 /

IT’S NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE

There is a well-documented article in the June 4-11, 2018 issue of The New Yorker Magazine by Jelani Cobb about white spaces where many of us have lived and worked: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/04/starbucks-and-the-issue-of-white-space The issue of racism, especially implicit bias, goes largely unnoticed until it is brought into our consciousness by some of the events which we

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May 4 , 2019 /

THE WAVE

What mental or emotional connection do you experience when you see or hear the word, WAVE? Please feel free to offer that up in the comment section below as well as anything else that you may want to share. What sparked this blog was my visit to the ocean on May 2. I started in

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April 27 , 2019 /

CHANGE COMMUNICATION: CASE IN POINT

When the #Change Blog Challenge appeared on my Twitter feed, my response was why not? Change has been a theme for much of my work for some 50 years.  The topic for this quarter is “Change Communication” and what can be more important than the way we communicate change whether helping others understand and apply the

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April 22 , 2019 /

SPENDING OR INVESTING

Everyone has an “auto-biography” whether or not it is written down in words.  How we live our lives, what Annie Dillard calls how we “spend” our days is how we “spend” our lives.  I want to suggest that instead of thinking of this time, (past, present and future), as spending, we think of it as

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April 18 , 2019 /

ALTERNATIVE TO DISASTROUS DIPLOMACY

After invading southern Greece and receiving the submission of other key city-states, sometime between 346-336 B.C., Philip II of Macedon turned his attention to Sparta and asked menacingly whether he should come as friend or foe. The reply was “Neither.” Losing patience, he sent the message: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for

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