Reflecting on Democracy

Last month, I spent a weekend as a facilitator for the Chautauqua Forum on Democracy. Chautauqua has a reputation for quality speakers, and they did not disappoint! David Blight recounted a history of democracy from Athens to today, connecting Frederick Douglass’ writings to current challenges. Perspectives on free speech, political engagement, and dissent were offered […]

The Placemat That Will Resolve All Political Conflict at Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you been lamenting the dearth of whimsical political placemats during this election cycle? Let me help you rectify this problem. The Flowchart That Will Resolve All Political Conflict in Our Country is available in a Thanksgiving-themed placemat (you can order from Zazzle)! It’s the perfect salve for rifts with family and friends from the […]

Beyond Your Bubble book release

Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work was released on August 11 (which also happens to be my birthday!). Friends, family, and colleagues joined me for a virtual book release event. In the video, I talk about the book, read some excerpts, poll the audience […]