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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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From Harsh Ground

These words this morning come from a simple photo, and a simple moment of reflection, staring into this picture of desert plant, and giving permission to connect the world of inner reflection to outer awareness.

I continue to learn that the inner and the psyche are always connected to the outer and skilled awareness. I continue to learn that there… Continue reading


These Palm Trees remain standing in a flooded area, from rains that came six weeks ago. They are near Palm Springs, California. There is something about the unusualness of these trees in water (rather than near water) that catches my attention. There is also something for me about the line of reflection that makes it tricky to see surface differentiated… Continue reading

Nothing Other Than The Moment

I don’t know what these flowers are called. I’m just called to them, a few days ago on a morning walk, particularly with backgdrop of blue sky.

Beauty remains a medium for me. It’s what I go to, somewhat knowingly, to ground myself when complexity feels intense.

There’s no grand lesson in it for me. Just the feeling of a… Continue reading


I’m in a week of just photos.

It’s a bit tricky to see in this photo, as close up as my phone could get to the morning grass, but I love the drops of water, two on the left and one on the right, that were perhaps the size of the tip of my pinky finger.

There’s a coherence to… Continue reading