Category: Common Ground


January 25th, 2017

I got this today from Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s Meaningful Life Center in New York. The thought, I think, is particularly meaningful now, so I thought I’d share. WHEN THINGS FALL …Read More


January 1st, 2017

I was given the opportunity to attend a Veteran’s Healing Circle with Senior Pastor John M. Schluep of the First Congregational Church in Tallmadge, Ohio a few months ago. I …Read More

Listen to Your Enemy

December 13th, 2016

Amaryllis Fox: Lessons Learned from a Former CIA Officer, while you are busy pointing your finger at the other guy, he’s doing the same to you; And it isn’t much …Read More

Civil Discourse Today: A Live, Interactive Presentation

May 20th, 2016

Many believe that the quality of our discourse has sunk to a new low. The amount of money spent, the disgusting tone and negative campaigning in the current presidential election …Read More

Getting to Civility

August 3rd, 2015

The road to civility is paved with respect and littered with wicked words.

Golden silence

March 17th, 2015

Shortly after starting my first fulltime job as a reporter I found wisdom typed on newsprint and glued to the body of a typewriter.A closed mouth gathers no foot.Words to …Read More

Getting to Common Ground

March 15th, 2015

Free Speech is What you say. Civil Discourse is How you say it. That’s how you find Common Ground with someone. For more articles, go to BLOG section.  

Why be civil

March 6th, 2015

In recent years it has become popular to slam some concepts as “politically correct.”  The implication is that a complaint is petty, insignificant and fails to acknowledge that the public …Read More

The Elections are Over

November 12th, 2014

The midterm elections are over and the voter turnout was, according to what I heard, the lowest since 1942. The cost of this round of campaigning was around $4 Billion …Read More


November 5th, 2014

When are we going to face reality? Changing parties doesn’t get us change it gets us a different philosophy. BUT the fight is still there! Real change will only come …Read More

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