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This is the first of three blog posts I will be writing on building a new kind of movement in the United States. This one builds off of ideas from two people who will not be at the event we have planned later in this month,
Here's why a fiftieth reunion at a small college in Ohio might be of interest to the rest of the world.
I will be attending my fiftieth college reunion this weekend. We will not be trying to recapture the politics of those turbulent times. Instead, we will try to figure out what we can contribute to creating a more just and peaceful world in the time we have left. And, we'll also have time to spend with each other and, yes, do some reminiscing.
How do we change the way Americans (and others) think about and deal with conflict? Here's a first step toward building a movement.
Character and peacebuilding need to be thought about together. My work with two wonderful young women--one of whom I don't know--helped me a lot.
I've done a lot of thinking about aging, milestones, and accomplishments lately. I just sent off what may well be my last book. I'm helping plan my fiftieth college reunion. I used to be the youngest person in the room when I started teaching; now, I'm often the oldest one when I'm in a meeting.At the same time, I'm no where near ready to retire. I have too much energy and the world has too many problems for me to hang it up and go play shuffleboard and go on cruises. So, here are some thoughts