One Peacebuilder's Take on the Coronavirus Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crises.--Robert Collier This statement was in an email sent to parents by, Augie Frattali, the principal of our grandchildren's school. I had already begun sketching out this blog post before I read it, but it took this comment by Robert Collier to focus me. I had never heard of Collier and probably never would have if my step-daughter hadn't forwarded that email. It turns out that he was a self-help author who wrote [...]
Last week, I got to judge National History Day entries at my grandkids' elementary school. It got me thinking. A lot. Read about it here.
Just before Christmas, I spent a week in Oman, while attending a retreat on reconciliation. The trip taught me a lot about peacebuilding, starting with the country itself.
Last weekend, I attended an annual conference for community college peacebuilding professors. Each year, I come away impressed by how much these faculty members are able to accomplish and shocked by how little attention we pay to these hidden gems in American higher education.