Archive for category: Otherness

Women in Poverty:  Change the Story.

Women in Poverty: Change the Story.

Test your assumptions ... Do you believe that single mothers on welfare are irresponsible deadbeats who set a bad example for their children because they are too lazy to get out and earn a living? If so, you just wrote off... Read more
The Malady of Otherness

The Malady of Otherness

“It’s impossible not to love someone whose story you have heard.” The beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers carried that quote in his wallet, to remind him of the importance of listening. "Storytelling + listening can connect residents of... Read more
Opportunity Makers, Embracing Differences, and Creating Something Meaningful.

Opportunity Makers, Embracing Differences, and Creating Something Meaningful.

"We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started?" This is a pretty great invitation, and the one that Forbes columnist, Kare Anderson, gave in her TED Talk back in... Read more
The Lost Art of Letters

The Lost Art of Letters

My friend Ed Vielmetti has a lovely practice. He sends postcards to friends on a regular basis. He told me about this when I first met him more than a decade ago at one of Jerry Michalski's soul-changing retreats. I thought... Read more