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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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Granny Gould Roses

When my Grandma Gould, Fern Janet Gould, was getting up there in age, I decided to plant a rose bush in her honor. It was the spring of 2015. Grandma was 94. My Grandpa Gould, William Wesley Gould, had died earlier that spring. Grandpa was 98. I planted it in a spot right at the front of my home in… Continue reading

The Triple Crown of Unmatured

I grew up interested in horse-racing. In the summer as a kid in Edmonton, my uncle, ten years older than me and studying at the University of Alberta, would sometimes take me to the track to catch the last few races. We’d get in free. I loved seeing the horses. I loved seeing my uncle’s excitement and the way he… Continue reading

What to Take Responsibility For

Ok, so this is a big topic. I don’t have intent to take on all of it.

However, you know how sometimes when you’ve been thinking about something for a while without getting enough clarity (hours, days, months, years), and then it pops up quite magically as if the gestation period just became clear.

Some of that happened for me… Continue reading