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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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What If, What If?


What if, what if,
life could be lived from connection to the infinite?

What if, what if,
the infinite were found in but a tiny thimble of experience?

What if, what if,
a thimble of experience were available anywhere?

What if, what if,
anywhere changed everywhere?

Life is but a dream,
calling for waking.




A few years back, I was learning a bit about “Adverse Childhood Experiences” and the connection to personal and social challenges. My spouse was really researching and contributing to understanding more of that. Particularly  in Washington State, there was much research that was being used to help understand trauma-informed practices in many domains of professional life and… Continue reading



Centered within myself.
Centered as a group.
Centered with beauty.
Centered with fragments and pieces that create a unique whole.
Centered, where the mix can happen, rather that arrows flung at each other.
Centered, where “me” can become “we”.
Centered, where we change the story.
Centered, where healing can happen.
Centered, to find temporary rest.
Centered, to offer gift.

It all matters.


Take Responsibility

When I was a teenager, there were many things that I related to as “my responsibility.” In the spring and summer, it included mowing and edging the lawn. In the winter, it was shoveling the snow off of the sidewalk and driveway. It was getting to my job on time at the IGA store, and then giving full effort. It… Continue reading