The Power of Conversation

I am a firm believer in the power of conversation.  My wife, Claire, and I facilitate a batterer intervention program on a weekly basis. The format we follow is a directed discussion where we try to learn from the real world experiences of everyone in the class,...
Mystery and the Art of Showing Less

Mystery and the Art of Showing Less

“Less is more” is a popular truism today. Like most truisms there’s some truth in it– maybe even a lot of truth in it.  Recently I’ve been pondering the related aesthetic phenomenon that we enjoy art and stories that make us work a bit to...

Leadership

It sometimes appears to me that the modern American culture I’m part of is obsessed with “leadership.”  There are “leadership” conferences, books, summits, seminars, workshops, bible-studies.  I’ve attended a few of these, and...