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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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Community Organizing — Parker Palmer

Michael Jones brought this insightful interview to my attention. It is Bill Moyers interviewing Parker Palmer. It includes commentary on the Obama approach to organizing.

“I don’t remember until the Obama campaign a presidential campaign which we were not asked, I was not asked, to buy a presidential candidate as a commodity in a consumer culture. The Obama campaign did… Continue reading

Reads

In the Crease, by Dick Irwin — This was a fun book to skim. Written by legendary hockey announcer Dick Irwin, the voice I new of the Montreal Canadians when I was a young boy, it connected me to many boyhood memories of NHL goalies and stories of legends in the game. Reminded me of the masks I used… Continue reading

Dream School

I am feeling very schooled in dream space. It has been about a year since I started more deliberately trying to catch my dreams. Just simple description when they occured. It has been about three months since I started seeing more in them. The universe finds ways to speak with us in the subconscious and in the language of symbols.… Continue reading

More Powerful Questions

Hosting friend and colleague Toke Moeller just sent these out. They represent incredible clarity that invite a deeper consciousness as we engage in partipative work. I see these as questions to really invite a shared sense of deep purpose and commitment from those who might steward an action.

Toke has them in beautiful form. Asked from the I perspective here.… Continue reading