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The scrap of paper mentioned in the story
February 20, 2020

I keep a small scrap of paper at home on my bedroom dresser with a scribbled quote from a conference speaker whose thoughts impressed me several years ago. Drawing upon her commitment to helping

January 16, 2020

Doesn’t it just feel fabulous living in a time when we can finally knock down and have it out with all the folks who make us angry, crazy and annoyed? It’s the Era of the Reverse Catharsis and all

December 17, 2019

I shared some big news at our recent annual gathering that I’d like also to share with those of you not with us last week.

For almost 30 years now, Community Partners has been like a part

October 18, 2019
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the
September 24, 2019

“We’ve been at this for ten years and made great strides,” the project leader said. “But I’m exhausted and don’t want to spend the next ten years feeling this way.”

 

That’s an

August 19, 2019

Viewership for the first Democratic primary debates in June was the highest ever recorded. Could this be a sign of greater citizen engagement in the voting process? Could it translate to greater

July 17, 2019

Thirty months ago, at the beginning of 2016, I exited Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, deleting apps on my phone and decoupling myself from social media cold turkey. A key driver was that I could

June 19, 2019

Every investor craves the perpetual income source, the cash cow, the cornucopia of everlasting rents and fees handed over by payers who assure with their acquiescence or ignorance that the

May 17, 2019

Depending on your point of view, we are either sinking or swimming in a sea of stories. People on first dates usually offer up a background narrative about themselves. Every Community Partners

April 11, 2019

One of the unadvertised splendors of attending conferences and periodic gatherings in any field is running into colleagues from the present and past. In early April, I attended the annual policy

March 19, 2019

A Catholic priest and scholar, at a gala dinner recently, closed an after-dinner talk with a story he’d shared some months before with an assemblage of Muslim religious leaders in Cairo. The story

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