Just in Time for the Holiday Season

The weather in New England and the Mid Atlantic States joined the Midwest in below freezing temperatures this week. Holiday decorations are springing up all over town. And advertisements for great holiday gifts are everywhere. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (cue the choir!) (Triumphant music swells) And today, just in time for…

An election reflection

Do you remember the angst leading up to the year 2000? Not only was it the turning of a century, but it was also the dawn of a new millennium. While the transition received a cute nickname — Y2K — some people and groups thought the world would end. It wasn’t clear if computers, and…

Grab him by the ballots…

What a time! With Halloween this weekend, and followed by Election Day… It’s hard to know which is scarier. Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31st, has predictable features — skeletons, monsters, masks, and treats (similarities seemingly shared with political office holders). The Halloween tradition started with Samhain, an ancient Celtic fire festival at the…

Joining in Conversation –

The transition to all meetings by video chat has had one huge silver lining: cutting out travel time necessitated for gathering. Yes, there is screen fatigue, and loss of personal connection and dearth of touch, a fundamental human need, but meeting people in far away places no longer entails an arduous journey. I am lucky enough to have…