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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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Still of Winter

It snowed a fair bit the last week in Utah. Some of it made driving a challenge, altering a few plans. Some of it added to the comfort of home, decorating and draping trees. Skies for much of it were winter gray-white, the kind that prevent the full dark of night from arriving. And some of those skies gave way… Continue reading


I talked to a man this weekend that I’d never met before. He seemed of similar age to me. A bit grayed. A bit squinted in his eyes. A bit of similar hair loss pattern. We were to have about 30 minutes together.

In what could have been very superficial talk — the weather, very surface layers about family, trite… Continue reading

The Power of Art (Kent Nerburn)

Yesterday I spoke with two people that are associated with the local arts community here in Utah. They had reached out to me, exploring a bit of colleagueship. And what is always underneath that, a bit of friendship. We found both in a few shared stories and a few wonderings through some questions that centered in passion and love for… Continue reading