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04 Oct
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About History. About Our Times

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"History: our present. Lowered into it, we listen," writes the poet Tomas Transtromer. My good friend Laura Simms, a wonderful and transformative storyteller, sent me Transtromer's poem About History. It enchanted me and it put me in a state of trance. Though written in the 1960s, I believe, the ... Read More

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27 Sep
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The GULD Conference in New York

It doesn't happen every day to be on a panel and have Harry Belafonte sitting in the front row, listening to you. I had this honor last Thursday at the "Grow Up Locked Down" conference. An extraordinary and unique 3-day event organized by The Gathering for Justice and her visionary executive directo ... Read More

03 Sep
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Going Back to Work…

"How do you mentally prepare to go back to work?" a friend asked me early this morning. Today I return to Rutgers University in Newark after my sabbatical. I will step into the classroom and meet my new students. Today we kick off the fall semester, and for many of my students it will be the beg ... Read More

27 Jul
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The Power of Mindful Listening

I am often asked this question: how come that guerrilla fighters, paramilitary leaders and gang members sit down with you and confess to you?  More often than not, I respond with a smile and a gentle shrug of the shoulders, but over the past few weeks, as I was designing a new training in effect ... Read More

15 Jul
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A First Step to Resolve Conflict

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"How many of you love dealing with conflict?" I often ask when I do conflict resolution training. No hand goes up. "How many of you believe conflict sucks?" I ask. This time, everyone laughs and raises a hand. Whether we go through a relationship or marriage crisis, whether we face a conflict ... Read More

12 Jul
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The Life of a Young Black Man…

I have been observing the life of a young African American man, a great hip hop artist. With a difficult past, which includes membership in a gang, a few years ago he made the choice for a life change. He has being fighting to build a different and healthy future for himself and his family, which in ... Read More

30 Apr
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Walter Benjamin, the blogger

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If Walter Benjamin would live in our times, I bet he’d be a blogger. The blog format would be congenial to his montage writing style, to his avant-garde collage of observations and reflections, all expressing the fragmentary character of our existence. Benjamin in fact engaged with a variety ... Read More

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