I found the book, “Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life” by Marshall B Rosenberg, PhD on my shelf. This poem sets the tone for what looks to be the counterpoint for …Read More
Are you tired of the angry, argumentative tone of our culture? Are you convinced that we can accomplish more by talking civilly than by throwing rocks? Do you want to …Read More
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
If you are Secular, you know that language is what separates us from animals. If you are Religious you believe that G-d spoke and created the world. Dr. Deborah Tannen’s …Read More
The Campaign Season is in full swing and I think that we all need to be reminded of the culture in which we live and how it works. Dr. Deborah …Read More
The road to civility is paved with respect and littered with wicked words.
“We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations” This article by Judy Ringer provides a helpful process for engaging in civil discourse. Checklist
Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!
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.
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