Reflecting on 2013

This last year has been a spectacular journey in my professional life. Throughout the year, I’ve discovered new heights of learning and opportunities, while remembering the roots I’ve grown from more deeply. I spent a lot of 2013 in a writing cycle, alternately working on manuscripts for 7 publications, 3 of which are now inContinue reading “Reflecting on 2013”

Newly Engaged Communities

As a consultant working across the nation to promote engagement, when I’m introduced to a community for the first time, I’m often told the story of so-called good ole days. Hanging on some sociologist’s assessment of the 1950s, the movies Gangs of New York or American Graffiti, or the memory of an old timer, theseContinue reading “Newly Engaged Communities”