October 32nd, Part 3: Personal RealityPosted: November 3, 2021 Filed under: Governance Reform | Tags: dialogue, Em otions, politics, reform, training Leave a comment
Continued from Part 2
After hearing Carrie tell the story of Alex, the alien who became US President in this reality with an October 32nd, I sat there stunned for several minutes. Both at the radical shift in my entire concept of the universe — and at her amazingly concise summary of such an extraordinary series of events!
“Did you really just figure all that out while you were watching TV?” I asked.
She actually blushed when I said that. I couldn’t help noticing this made her several notches more attractive than I had initially thought. Read the rest of this entry »
Asker/Responder ChainPosted: November 10, 2020 Filed under: Truth Bowl | Tags: communication, dialogue, emotions, protocol Leave a comment
The A/R Chain is a online communication protocol to help groups deal with emotionally-charged situations when there isn’t a neutral moderator they all trust.
- Asker asks Responder:
- What are you seeing? (Perceptions)
- What are you feeling? (Reactions)
- What do you want/wish for? (Aspirations)
- Asker comments using “I like/I wonder”
- Responder elaborates (and Asker comments, etc.)
- Asker asks Responder: “Are you done?”
- When yes, Responder becomes the next Asker
Online Reconciliation CirclesPosted: July 3, 2020 Filed under: Truth Bowl | Tags: debate, dialogue, education, politics, race Leave a comment
Online Reconciliation Circles are a novel format for modeling constructive dialogue on difficult topics. The goal is to provide a safe place to explore better approaches to polarizing issues, starting with systemic racism.Read the rest of this entry »
7/31-8/2/2020 American Resilience UnParty UnConventionPosted: March 13, 2020 Filed under: Governance Reform | Tags: 2020, competition, convention, dialogue, digital, pandemic, politics, resilience 1 Comment
We, as citizens of these United States, in the shadow of COVID-19, believe the most urgent and important virtue we can aspire to as a people is Resilience.