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  • Are you sure that's what happened? Most conflicts are part fiction, part distortion, part dead

    Brains On Purpose™
    StephanieWestAllen
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    When we recall something that occurred in the past, our recollection is not accurate like a video camera. Some if not much of our memory is fabricated. Our fuzzy, faulty memory has been covered before both at this blog and in many books and articles: the memory's shiftiness is by now notorious. So why I am writing about it again?...
  • New edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now available

    Brains On Purpose™
    StephanieWestAllen
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    The January issue offers 12 Interventions 17 Associations 7 Methods 13 Reviews 1 Trial
  • 10 days until Pace and Kyeli are homeless! (don’t panic!)

    Pace Smith
    Pace
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    January 1st, 2015 On January 1st, we made a big decision. We decided to start looking for a new place to live, but in our experience of Portland, landlords move fast. They don’t ask, “Can you move in 30 days from now?” but are more like, “Can you move in a week from today?” So if we waited to give our 30 days’ notice at our current home (we have a month-to-month lease), we’d end up paying rent on both places for most of the month. So instead, we went ahead and gave our 30 days’ notice at our current home. But we underestimated how challenging it…
  • Mediating with Friends

    WordPress Tag: Conflict Resolution
    Uresolve
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    http://www.transformativemediation.org/2015/01/03/mediating-friends/
  • The Character of a Traveler

    Nancy Love's Weblog
    Dr. Nancy Love
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Tonight late we head back to the mainland and with a change in planes in Phoenix I will be home tomorrow afternoon. Travel is amazing. People in airports amaze me. They are very interesting to watch. It is ususally easy to pick out those who are heading home and those who are on their way somewhere. Some are calm and obviously comfortable with the ebb and flow of checking in, going through security, finding your gate, waiting, lining up and loading the plane. They settle in and enjoy or ignore the flight crew instructions, the take off, the service, the announcements and the landing. They…
 
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    Pace Smith

  • 10 days until Pace and Kyeli are homeless! (don’t panic!)

    Pace
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    January 1st, 2015 On January 1st, we made a big decision. We decided to start looking for a new place to live, but in our experience of Portland, landlords move fast. They don’t ask, “Can you move in 30 days from now?” but are more like, “Can you move in a week from today?” So if we waited to give our 30 days’ notice at our current home (we have a month-to-month lease), we’d end up paying rent on both places for most of the month. So instead, we went ahead and gave our 30 days’ notice at our current home. But we underestimated how challenging it…
  • The 3-Tier To-Do List (aka “Tiers or Tears”)

    Pace
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    One of the most powerful techniques I teach in Peaceful Productivity is the 3-Tier To-Do List. Today, I’m giving it away for free! Here we go. To-do lists suck. To-do lists get long. They turn into a big ugly bag of tasks, with no useful ordering. They often grow faster than you can complete them, leaving you with this endless burden of things you feel you ought to be doing but can never finish. The 3-Tier To-Do List is my solution to this problem. Instead of putting all your tasks into one to-do list, separate your tasks into 3 tiers: Must-Do, Would Be Awesome, and Would Be Nice.
  • What do you do when your boss is an asshole… and you’re your own boss?

    Pace
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    (several years ago) It’s 9:00 on Sunday night. “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Kyeli asks. “How about we watch a speedrun? Or play an adventure game? Or there was a cool-sounding IF game I bookmarked; we could try that out. Let’s do all three! Ready?” “Why are you in such a hurry, Pace? We’ve got plenty of time.” I take a deep breath and I notice that I had been breathing shallowly and quickly. My shoulders were tight and high. I let them sink, gently. “I think it’s because I’m not looking forward to…
  • The true meaning of productivity

    Pace
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    When you think of a productive person, what image comes to your mind? I imagine a dark-haired man on a treadmill desk, walking while working. I imagine a slim, mysterious figure in a business suit dictating emails while driving. I imagine a woman with curly red hair drinking a smoothie, then writing a blog post, then doing some carpentry, then designing a website, then running a mile. Basically, I imagine a busy person accomplishing lots and lots of tasks very quickly, sometimes even at the same time, in a hurried but efficient way. This image is SO WRONG. Productivity isn’t about doing…
  • WCML 040: Productivity for sensitive people

    Pace and Kyeli
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    It seems like there’s always a ton Of things that have got to get done. But true productivity’s Not kept in captivity. Make space for some peace and some fun! Highlights: How too little structure can make you thrash, especially if you’re an Enneagram 4 How shame and embarrassment can stop you in your tracks New Year’s Resolutions smoothness sensitivity + productivity: can you have both? the parable of the 3 bricklayers and the little red bird The Master of the Phenomenal World Muppets How too much structure can make you lose sight of what you love, especially if…
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  • Mediating with Friends

    Uresolve
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    http://www.transformativemediation.org/2015/01/03/mediating-friends/
  • Unite welcomes guidance for Employers on Conflict-related Convictions

    unitetheunion
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Conflict-related convictions not to be ‘taken into account’ unless materially relevant to job Guidance establishes tripartite review panel January 12th: Regional Secretary of Unite, Jimmy Kelly, welcomed the publication of guidance by a working group established by the Offices of the First Minister and deputy First Minister which included trade union representatives, employers and ex-prisoner representatives. “This voluntary guidance represents an important step forward in the reintegration of ex-prisoners with conflict-related offences. “It is estimated that 30,000 people have spent…
  • “I Make No Effort to Indulgently Understand Tyranny. I Am Charlie”

    Donald Ellis
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the wake of the attack in France on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, I call on all news and publication outlets to reprint satirical articles from the magazine and publish images that Jihadis object to. This should be done in the name of freedom, symbolic expression, and solidarity with those killed in France. I consider myself a pretty decent democrat committed to liberal values that includes such qualities as tolerance, diversity, compromise, pursuit of the best argument, deliberative processes, and respect. But these Islamic extremists who kill people because of some flimsy insult…
  • Daydreaming as a Form of Dissociation

    janiceballan
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    All of us experience dissociation daily in the form of daydreaming. Humans get bored easily, which causes our mind to wonder. Research suggests that the brain spends nearly fifty percent of the waking hours wondering (Killingsworth & Gilbert, 2010). “Daydreaming is both the engine that drives our imagination, and the nursery where ideas germinate” (Klinger, 2009). Daydreaming can be defined as a detachment from surroundings in which a person engages in a pleasant dreamlike fantasy. When daydreaming, we are fully capable of completing tasks, but we are not in direct conscious awareness…
  • Whether your marriage is fantastic, faltering, or anywhere in between, the 6-week

    Westwood Marriage Care Ministry
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    Whether your marriage is fantastic, faltering, or anywhere in between, the 6-week “Art of Marriage” FamilyLife series is sure to bring a heighten sense of connection and commitment to your marriage ART OF MARRIAGE 6 WEEK COUPLES CLASSES If you or anyone you know is in need of a MARRIAGE TUNE-UP, we invite you to join us for THE ART OF MARRIAGE  6 week couples classes coming – February 2nd at Westwood Community Church. Ron and Karen Piersky will lead us through the 6 week FamilyLife video series. Ron and Karen are our Perseverance Gods Way experts and they will help to bring to life,…
 
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    Nancy Love's Weblog

  • The Character of a Traveler

    Dr. Nancy Love
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Tonight late we head back to the mainland and with a change in planes in Phoenix I will be home tomorrow afternoon. Travel is amazing. People in airports amaze me. They are very interesting to watch. It is ususally easy to pick out those who are heading home and those who are on their way somewhere. Some are calm and obviously comfortable with the ebb and flow of checking in, going through security, finding your gate, waiting, lining up and loading the plane. They settle in and enjoy or ignore the flight crew instructions, the take off, the service, the announcements and the landing. They…
  • Talk Story

    Dr. Nancy Love
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    It’s a verb. In Hawaii I asked a guy how his day was going. He said. “I have a great job. All I do is drive around and talk story with people all day.” That’s a cool way to think about it. When you are on vacation or in a resort that is what happens. You meet new people and you talk story with them. They tell you theirs and you tell them yours. Try it sometime. It really takes no time at all or it can take all day depending on the length of the story and how much you have in common. Sometimes you have a lot. We met a guy sitting on a wall watching the high surf…
  • An Outline of the NEW book – Mapping the Space Between US

    Dr. Nancy Love
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Sometimes your most coherent moments are in the middle of the night. Last night I had a request from my African colleague to outline the new book. Here is what I wrote…. 1. Here be Dragons – This refers to the ancient maps of European explorers who would print Here be Dragons when a place was unexplored to indicate the unknown and possible danger. This chapter talks about the uncharted territory between people n conversation and makes an argument for the geographic metaphor. 2. Where in the World – This chapter talks about the roots of the Enneagram and how it has been used…
  • A Visit from Kamehameha

    Dr. Nancy Love
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    So today we changed locations, moving back to the south end of Kona where the girls and I were last summer. It is nice here. We overlook the pool and have a beautiful room. The sunset tonight was spectacular again. There were whales breaching in the foreground as the crimson ball sank into the crystal blue water. Heaven. A couple of days ago we went to Hapuna Beach. It is a popular beach on the big Island in a state park on the west coast. It is a gorgeous stretch of sand like Waikiki and this time of year the waves a big. They reminded me of the waves we were all jumping last year in…
  • A Whale of a Party….

    Dr. Nancy Love
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Donna and I went on a Whale Watching sail the other day. We left the bay at around 3:00 in the afternoon and motored north. The Biologist on board, Jeff, was great. He had all the facts about whales and their lives. He answered all of the questions we had and then we began to see the wonderful creatures. Words cannot describe the feeling you get when a whale shows you his tail. It is somewhere between gratitude and excitement, awe and appreciation. The animals we saw where gigantic. We were lucky enough to witness around 20 whales at the surface. Spouts all around us but in particular two…
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    NCDD Community News

  • Apply to the Summer Institute of Civic Studies by Mar. 15

    Roshan Bliss
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We encourage NCDD members to apply to be part of the 7th annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies this June 15-25, and also to consider attending the 2015 Frontiers of Democracy conference this June 24-25. Both events have institutions in the field that are stewarded by NCDD supporting members Drs. Peter Levine and Nancy Thomas of Tufts University. I myself am a Summer Institute alumni and have attended multiple Frontiers conferences, and they are both great opportunities to learn and work with many of the nation’s leaders of civic innovation. Find out more below about both…
  • Job Opening with the Consensus Building Institute

    Roshan Bliss
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We want to make sure that our members know about an exciting job opening with the Consensus Building Institute, one of our great NCDD organizational members. We know that some of our NCDDers would be a great fit for the position, so check out the announcement below or find out more here. The Consensus Building Institute is seeking a talented, experienced and entrepreneurial Senior Associate for our Washington, D.C. office.  CBI is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to empowering leaders around the world to collaborate, negotiate, and resolve conflict. CBI conducts its work in the…
  • City of Cambridge Adopts PB, Partners with PBP

    Roshan Bliss
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We could hardly be more excited to share that yet another city has adopted participatory budgeting and will be partnering with our friends at the Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD organizational member. We learned about this great new development from the Challenges to Democracy blog, which is run by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, another NCDD organizational member, and we encourage you to read more about the news below or to find the original article here. In June, Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh announced the successful allocation of $1 million dollars from…
  • NCDD Director to Speak at Personal Democracy Forum 2015

    Roshan Bliss
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We want NCDD members to know about Personal Democracy Forum 2015, a cutting-edge event being hosted by Personal Democracy Media this June 4-5 in NYC. PDF will bring together a diverse group of changemakers, and we’re excited to say it will feature NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher as one of the featured speakers. Early bird registration is as low as $350, but it ends Jan. 30th, so register ASAP! Learn more in the announcement below or by visiting www.personaldemocracy.com/conference. Personal Democracy Forum is the definitive event in the world of technology and politics.
  • Help NCDD Explore a D&D Youth Leadership Initiative

    Roshan Bliss
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Some of you may have heard already on our Discussion Listserv that, as part of our continued commitment to cultivating “democracy for the next generation,” NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher asked me to help conduct a scoping project to explore what possibilities there are to potentially launch a youth leadership /emerging leaders program within the NCDD network. We are already collecting input from NCDD’s student and young professional members (young folks/students, share your input on our survey for a chance to win $50, and write to me at roshan@ncdd.org to join our…
 
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    Waging Nonviolence

  • How Nebraskans are winning the fight against Keystone XL

    Kate Aronoff
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    by Kate Aronoff Art Tanderup and his wife speaking at Harvest the Hope in September 2014. (Flickr / Hear Nebraska / Chris Dinan) Senate Democrats filibustered a measure yesterday that would speed up the vote on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which could take the decision on Keystone out of the hands of both the White House and the State Department. Known as cloture, the move — pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — would have effectively quashed 12 amendments to the bill brought by Democrats, including one to close the “Haliburton loophole” and mandate that…
  • Syriza succeeds in Greece by mainstreaming the anti-austerity movement

    Kate Aronoff
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    by Kate Aronoff View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday, Syriza — a previously marginal, left-leaning coalition party in Greece — made history by winning the country’s general election. Winning 149 of 300 parliamentary seats, the party fell just two votes shy of an outright majority. Syriza’s leader, 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, will become prime minister at the head of a coalition anti-austerity government, beating out the conservative New Democracy party and its now former prime minister, Antonis Samaras. Many have attributed the party’s meteoric rise to power as a product of the…
  • State of the Union shows Obama still needs movement pressure on climate

    Kate Aronoff
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    by Kate Aronoff Listening to the State of the Union, it’s easy to cordon off its sections neatly. A transition statement, applause breaks or a change in tone can all signal a move onto a new topic. Looking over the transcript from last night’s speech, it isn’t hard to separate out the section about climate change, which President Obama describes as one of the nation’s “pillars of leadership.” After discussing trade partnerships, Obama talked about the truth behind the science, and how the 14 warmest years on record have been in the first 15 years of this century. There’s even a…
  • Nationwide protests reflect Martin Luther King’s true legacy

    Kate Aronoff
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    by Kate Aronoff View image | gettyimages.com Protesters in cities around the country took to the streets yesterday in an effort to, as they said, #ReclaimMLK. Many followed a call issued by Ferguson Action, a group which has been coordinating national #BlackLivesMatter actions after getting started in the aftermath of the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this summer in Ferguson, Mo. In a statement, the group said that “Dr. King’s legacy has been clouded by efforts to soften, sanitize and commercialize it.” Rather than a day of service, as the day has traditionally been known,…
  • Claiming and reclaiming Martin Luther King

    Kate Aronoff
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    by Kate Aronoff Village Leadership Academy students leading the march on Martin Luther King’s birthday last week in Chicago. (Twitter/Sarah Jane Rhee) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left an extensive record of written letters, speeches and correspondences, along with hours upon hours of filmed interviews and public appearances. Much of it has been digitized, and can be found online at the King Center, an archive somewhat ironically sponsored by JP Morgan Chase. The King Papers project at Stanford University, too, houses a number of documents. Like any historical record, at those sites and…
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    Crisis Management by us

  • Branding Your Business to Boost Reputation by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Learning the basics of a must for crisis management, and business in general, today One of the easiest ways to protect and grow your reputation is by getting online. From the ever-growing list of social media platforms to the reviews sites everyone uses, there are many opportunities to get out there and show people you’re an organization worth dealing with. We recently came across a great infographic from Media Mosaic that illustrates exactly how to get started and thought our readers would find it useful. Have a look: ——————————- For more resources, see the Free…
  • Lance Armstrong’s Unbelievable Interview by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    “I’d probably do it again.” Lance Armstrong’s unabashed lying, and subsequent non-apology, marked his story as one of the biggest falls from grace in sports history. After a series of disastrous media appearances following the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s damning report on his abuse of performance enhancing drugs and other illegal practices meant to boost racing ability while avoiding detection he’s been largely quiet, and judging from a BBC interview published this week he really should stay that way. Asked by reporter Dan Roan, “When it comes…
  • The Reputation Feedback Loop by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Paying attention to reputation is key to prospering as a business today Taking care of your reputation is more critical than ever thanks to the widespread use of the Internet and social media to share opinions, experiences, and info about businesses of all kinds. Not only is reputation management critical to prospering as a business, but it’s an important part of any crisis management plan. In a post for The Proactive Report, Social Media Strategist Sally Falkow shared what she calls “The Reputation Feedback Loop”, something we believe every business should be utilizing.
  • Building Your Online Reputation by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Establishing yourself on the ‘net takes time, so get started today! Everyone wants a positive online reputation these days, but seem at a loss when it comes to getting the ball rolling. Although it absolutely takes work, it’s not as complicated as you might think, as you can see in this infographic from SiteName.com: ——————————- For more resources, see the Free Management Library topic: Crisis Management ——————————- [Jonathan Bernstein is president of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc., an international crisis management consultancy, author…
  • Another Cyber-Threat Targets MS Office Users by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    As long as cyber attacks remain profitable, hackers will be in business We said 2014 was the “Year of the Cyber Attack”, but as you can see from our recent blogging 2015 is already making a serious run for the title. The latest attack to come to light is hitting users through Microsoft Office, and results in the Dridex banking malware being installed on the affected system. eWeek’s Sean Michael Kerner dug deeper into how this particular cyber attack works: The Dridex banking malware is being used in a malicious spam campaign that is generating 15,000 emails a day, according…
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    Peace and Justice from YES! magazine

  • “Selma”: A Beautifully Shot Film Shows How Change Really Happens

    Kate Aronoff
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    David Oyelowo, center, plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures. I’ll admit that Selma caught me off guard. My first thought, seeing its star, David Oyelowo, adjust his tie in the opening scene, was “That’s Dr. King.” Few movies have brought Martin Luther King Jr. to the silver screen, Ali (2001) and The Butler (2013) being the most recent exceptions. A handful of TV films and miniseries have featured depictions of King, but his life and work have seldom, if ever, received the delicate, human nuance that director Ava DuVernay and Oyelowo offer. It’s…
  • A Baltimore Public School Teacher Explains Why It Pays to Put Kids in Control

    Andy Lee Roth
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    This article appears in Cities Are Now, the Winter 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt / Flickr. The school as factory was a predominant metaphor for education in the middle of the last century. Schools were to churn out young people ready for roles as workers and consumers. In current debates, the laboratory is the model, with successful education defined as controlling variables to produce desired outcomes. In Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty, Jay Gillen, a Baltimore public school teacher, vividly shows the limitations of both…
  • How #FergusonSyllabus Helps Teachers Discuss Police, Racism, and History

    Liz Pleasant
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education / Flickr. This past fall, teachers across the United States faced the daunting question of whether to discuss with their students the highly publicized killings of unarmed black men—like Eric Garner and Michael Brown—by police officers. And even if they knew they wanted to say something, how exactly should they go about it? How do you talk about the heightened levels of anger, sadness, and grief with your students in an appropriate and constructive way? In response to those questions, Dr. Marcia Chatelain, assistant professor in the…
  • Restorative Justice at Work: How This Indigenous Wood Carver Is Finding Peace After a Seattle Officer Killed His Brother

    Kayla Schultz
    26 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Rick Williams carving in Seattle City Center. Photo by Kayla Schultz. Rick Williams sits outside Seattle’s Space Needle carving totem poles until dark, a workday that can reach up to 12 hours. Tourists and Seattleites approach the picnic table where he sits, examining the intricate designs he carves with only a pocket knife. The children in his family were taught to carve when they were about 7 years old, with techniques passed down through generations. The Williams family legacy in Seattle started in the 1920s, when grandfather Sam Williams began carving for Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.
  • When Christmas Dinner Gets Uncomfortably Political, These Cues From “House of Cards” and Other Shows Can Help You Out

    Kate Aronoff
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Photo by Shutterstock. While all the airtime from Halloween to New Years might as well be one big commercial for mega-corporations, in the here and now there are plenty of ways to reclaim the holiday season. At the end of the day, the holidays are time off from work (thanks, unions) and to re-focus, at least for a day, away from computers and onto our relationships with real, live humans: eat, drink, and be merry IRL (In Real Life). Remind Uncle Tony that there’s also cause for hope in people working for progressive change on the ground. Like any extended amount of time spent with family,…
 
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    Judy Ringer's Ki Moments Blog

  • Power & Love: What Would MLK Do?

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    "Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, and economic change.... And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites, polar opposites, so that love is identified with the resignation of power, and power with the denial of love.... Now we've got to get this thing right. What [we need to realize is] that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love withought power is sentimental and anemic.... It…
  • Keeping it on the Road

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I've always loved the Chinese proverb: "Unless we change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed." What direction are you headed?   At this time of year in particular I tend to think about my direction, whether it's purposeful, and what obstacles might derail me. Although Carrol Suzuki and I have not met, I subscribe to her blog. Her brief, cogent meditation on effective listening is a wonderful practice and a timely reminder on how to keep myself from veering off the path of peace, presence, and positive intention. Carrol gave me permission…
  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and peaceful holiday season. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ~ by Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. Read more...
  • Paying Attention on My Morning Walk

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I noticed the first feeling about 20 minutes into the walk. I’m sure there were many others before this one. It’s just that I happened to perceive this one and pay attention. It wasn’t new--a familiar combination of anger, regret, disappointment, and a general wishing I could go back and do things over.Read more...
  • Start Your Holidays Off with Inspiring Christmas Music and Stories

    1 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Whether you lose your center in the chaos of the holidays or look forward to each moment, This Little Light: The Gift of Christmas will reinforce the reason for the season. Learn more about Judy's new CD of holiday songs and stories...Read more...
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    Scotwork Negotiation Blog - Defining Negotiation in the Modern World

  • Unilateral Disarmament

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Jim Murphy, the new leader of the Labour party in Scotland, was interviewed on the radio recently and the issue of unilateral nuclear disarmament was raised. By way of background, there has always been a body of opinion in the UK in favour of unilateral nuclear disarmament, indeed, during the recent referendum debate in Scotland, the Scottish National Party, in favour of Scottish independence, insisted that, in the event that Scotland voted “Yes” for independence, she would become a “nuclear-free zone” as soon as possible...>
  • Pour Oil on It

    15 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    There is one group for whom cheaper oil is bad news — oil producers, who've been having an amazing run between a combination of higher prices and surging production. For the rest of us it may be pretty good news. For the negotiator there is certainly the potential of a discussion dependent on the relationship between the price of oil and that of your end products, and how you approach it will depend on which side of the fence you sit...>
  • Fancy a Cheque for a Billion Dollars

    8 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    I love Christmas, but I hate paying for it. Sadly as a father of 5, Christmas, whilst being a wonderful time is also a very expensive one. I am sure like everyone else I also get excited in the run up to the event and am seduced by those people in marketing (God bless them) to spend more than I want to on things no-one needs, to impress them and convince them that under this crusty exterior I am a nice bloke after all... >
  • Pipes of Peace

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    On Christmas Day 1914 the guns fell silent on no mans land. English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish Soldiers emerged from their trenches to meet the German enemy to shake hands and exchange gifts. Despite that only hours previously they had been involved in a vicious and unrelenting exchange of bullets, they engaged in an improvised and good humored football match on the battlefields, Germany V Great Britain. Germany it is rumored won 3 – 2. Did it happen? And why?... >
  • Chore Wars

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Who does the housework in your house? Seems this is a much bigger issue than you might think. Or maybe it is already a huge issue for you. I suspect it depends on who does it and whether you care. It certainly seems to cause significant conflict if the radio is to be believed. I have a confession to make. As someone who works a lot from home I find myself in an office in my garden with very little company apart from the radio. A guilty highlight (sometimes) is Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4... Remarkably there has been a controversial theme over the last few weeks focused exclusively on…
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