The Airport: A Metaphor

A metaphor for the Red/Blue divide in America Toward the end of my book, my politically liberal friend who raised his family in a predominantly conservative suburb says, “I had an understanding all of us were the same. We all wanted healthy kids, families, nice homes and safe neighborhoods. We all have the same dreams.” I […]

Extraordinary Things

We were running late and found ourselves in a security line that stretched out the doors of the airport and onto the breezeway. The cold weather has me wearing my hiking boots for warmth and protection from puddles instead of my flip flops. On Thanksgiving Day, as I struggled to pull the edge of my […]

What if Girls Really Did Rule?

I feel like we spend most of our time as women, trying to patch up and make the most of the system we inherited. Let’s talk about politics because it’s such a rare topic (tongue in cheek). Oh sure, you’re inundated with it daily, you’re sick of it, you want to go to bed and […]

A Letter that Changed My Life

I was born a year and a half after Martin Luther King Jr. spent time in a Birmingham city jail. Ironically, I do not recall learning about him in school. I was 45 when I read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and it changed the course of my life and influenced my choice of graduate […]

From Julie Ethan

Solving problems involves solving the faulty perceptions people groups or organizations have of each other. But where to begin? Consider a workshop, summit or conciliation strategy meeting where your group can begin to ask the right questions and establish the strengths and the challenges. Cross the finish line with a plan of action for hurtling over […]