(Part 2 of 2) America as The Social Capital of the World: But Are We on a Slip-Slide in Democracy as a Nation Towards Our Worst Instincts and Bad Side?

It’s a new year and by now Santa Claus made it back to his digs in the north. As folks settle-in for the winter months, there’s a flurry of sporting events that help us deal with short days and cold nights. For football fans, this season’s slate of bowl games kept them on edge due …

(Part 1 of 2) America as The Social Capital of the World: But Are We on a Slip-Slide in Democracy as a Nation Towards Our Worst Instincts and Bad Side?

Just after Halloween and before moving into Thanksgiving mode, word hit the airwaves that international travel restrictions would be lifted. It was one of the most welcomed news in months. Family members who were kept apart across the miles could visit one another again. When the first in-bound flight landed at JFK, it was sheer …

Thanksgiving and The Pilgrim’s Journey to America: What It Means Today for Having a Strong Voice in the Streets or Corporate Suites

Some retailers are beginning to worry if the Christmas holiday shopping season is gonna be a boom or bust. There’s been news of supply chain issues and ships stuck at sea waiting to be unloaded. One test-case for the holiday season will be the Black Friday gift-buying grab. But first there’s Thanksgiving Day when many …

The Sliding Scale of America’s Standing at Home and Abroad: Running Out of Trust or Filling-up on Hate Moves us Farther Apart

Can we build trust as a bridge, and momentum to crossover the cultural divide that needs civic repair?

A Civic Leadership Assignment: Get the Best Score for a More Socially Healthy Way of Life as a Culture-Setter

It’s that time of year again! As classrooms and boardrooms return to their regularly scheduled programming, some think this go-around is gonna be different. There’re those focused on the back-to-school drill of lessons, labs and laps around the field/pool. And for others there’s the back-to-the-office skill that’s been working from home when the workplace was …

(Re)United by Civics in the Real World: With a Winning Spirit in Culture to Move Past Partisan Hang-ups and Social Flare-ups

Who’s ready to beat the virus? There’s growing concern that we’re not quite out the woods yet with Covid-19. The delta variant rate of spread is a cause for concern in many parts of the country. Why it’s become such a political football might take some time to unpack. But how about we focus on …

When History Calls: How Moments in Time Became Movements of a People

Maybe where you are, it’s one of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer. When the July 4th holiday rolls around you know that fireworks gonna be flying and temps gonna be soaring. When it’s behind us we’re in the dog days of hot weather. On those lazy days you just don’t feel like doing …

Smart Civics 101 and We the People: Influencing Culture in the Classroom, at Work or Your Field of Dreams

The tassels and caps are flying! Whether it’s in middle school through college or trade school, many graduates are taking their last strolls before leaving campus. With Covid being less of a factor there’s room to laugh, hug and for some maybe even twerk their way to the next stage in learning, work and life. …

Voices of Change in Communities: Fresh Hope and Clear Vision for a New Day in Civic Engagement

It’s the verdict people were waiting for from coast to coast. Some 25 million watched to see where things would come down regarding the death of George Floyd. The jury turned in a guilty verdict for the case. As the judge read the counts which surprised many, folks wondered if it was justice or a …

A Shift to Move Past Race, Gender and Equity Social Hangups that Will Have Us Thinking.. What a Change!

What a game (times 2)! First it was the NCAA men’s semi-final game that came down to three seconds and a buzzer beater from Gonzaga. Then it was the women’s championship game which also came down to a last second shot. But that time it didn’t drop in the basket. The thrill of victory and …

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