What Makes a Conversation Great?

What Makes a Conversation Great?

photo credit: pixabay.com A Failed Conversation Conversation is a master life skill. Yet most of us give it little thought. We blunder along, thinking we are good at it, but my research does not support this conclusion. (My research consists primarily in situating...
Holiday Conversation

Holiday Conversation

photo credit; pixabay.com Thinking About Holiday Conversation The family gathers. Okay,maybe, Aunt Tilly doesn’t show. Friends gather. Okay, at the last minute , Frank calls to say he’s bringing his girl friend, Mabel, but that’s fine, because she...
Mindful Conversation. The Power of Still

Mindful Conversation. The Power of Still

The Power of Still So many conversations feel so rushed, comments crammed together like stuff piled into a closet. Rarely is there a moment’s pause to take in – I mean really take it in, as in savor it – what anyone has said. The rule is “speak...
A Deeply Satisfying Conversation

A Deeply Satisfying Conversation

A Dinner to remember I had the most delicious, three-hour dinner this week with my great friend, L.  The food was fine, but when I say “delicious,” I’m thinking about the conversation. Afterwards, I went home, sank into my favorite chair, closed my...
The Conversation at the Capital

The Conversation at the Capital

The Senate Judiciary Committee This Week I had intended to listen for just a few minutes, but once I turned on the Senate  hearings, there was no turning it off. The testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh was riveting. Ugly. Passionate. Sincere....