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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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Alpine Loop Hike

Yesterday I drove with a friend up Provo Canyon, past Sundance, along the Alpine Loop. It’s a road that is only open in summer. It twists and turns. It is mean to be enjoyed slowly, 10 mph.

At the peek, near 8,000 feet. We left car behind to hike. Through Aspen forests, to meadows. All of it back-dropped by Wasatch… Continue reading

Game A, Game B

As a kid, I quite liked games. Card games. Board games. I liked competitions. Track meets. Baseball tournaments. I now realize a bit more of what it was for my parents to support a weekend of marathon seven-inning baseball games, sometimes five or six over three days. It took endurance for them. Driving. Revising schedules. Packing lunches. I loved submersing… Continue reading


It begins with a simple hello. There is joy in connection. A joy that is as natural as this mountain stream cascading over stones. There are four of us on Zoom, which gives us video and voice connection. We are colleagues. We are also friends. We haven’t connected in this way for a couple of weeks. If we were wolves… Continue reading


Rock icon Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac wrote this song, Landslide, in 1975. I was 13. A boy in junior high school. I remember the song, liking the sound of it. I remember the band. I remember the album cover.
As it is with many of us aging, the music of our younger days takes on added… Continue reading
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