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Beyond Anger

Beyond Anger

Polls tell us that a lot of people are angry these days. Habitually, set on steady-boil angry. We’re not talking about a measured righteous indignation at injustice or the momentary blood pressure spikes at life’s little indignities and frustrations. No, the research...
Dealing with Difficult People

Dealing with Difficult People

Can’t we all just get along? Rodney King said this on the third day of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Violence had erupted across the city after a jury had acquitted three of four police officers accused of assault. The verdict seemed to many to be in sharp contrast to...

How We Shape a Better Future

In his Inaugural Speech President Biden called for unity. To his credit, he did not ask us to sweep our significant social and political differences under the rug. On the contrary, he recognized that disagreement can and should be the engine of democracy. Disagreeing...
Where We Go From Here

Where We Go From Here

People change, whether we like it or not. We grow or we decay. We move toward our true self or we betray it. That goes for individuals as well as communities. And an indispensable part of becoming who we aspire to be is facing who we actually are. That’s one of the...
No One Is An Accident

No One Is An Accident

Almost forty percent of the births in the United States each year result from unintended pregnancies. Unsurprisingly, then, there are scores and scores of articles offering parents advice on whether or not to tell their children that they were an “accident.” Some...