Bridging The Gap

Ageism by an Ageist

“If each of us lives long enough, we will all feel at least one form of systemic disadvantage or discrimination in our lifetimes, and that’s when people regularly stereotype us as ‘old’.” I’ve said that hundreds of times in workshops or keynotes with a kind of dispassion, but not anymore: I turned 65 last month. […]

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Disagree with Someone at Work? Try Having a “Gap Conversation”

“Gap Conversation” (noun) Definition: A high stakes conversation where you and someone with whom you have and want to maintain a positive relationship discuss what has previously been considered an undiscussable topic (the Gap). Gap Conversations are inherently risky, but they often deepen connections and relationships when they go well. Let’s say you’re having a

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Moral Outrage and the Algorithm – Two Small (But Mighty) Steps

In the first article of this blog series, I talked about how some families in my hometown of Bend, Oregon are “quiet quitting” public schools in favor of homeschooling. There are several reasons behind this. One is that some parents don’t want their children to have to learn about enslavement, social justice, civil rights, or

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Here’s Why Some Families Are “Quiet Quitting” Public School

This story is part 1 of a 3 part series. In my hometown of Bend, Oregon, the Bend-La Pine school district is experiencing an unusual decline in its student census this year compared to last year. So far, over 1000 fewer students are registered. Deschutes County is experiencing demographic growth that should, if anything, show

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IS THE GRASS REALLY BLUE? Why Challenging the Anti-CRT Lobby Is Worth It

If the assertions of the anti-Critical Race Theory lobby are largely baseless distortions of reality, then doesn’t defending critical race theory and addressing baseless claims just bring legitimacy to an otherwise illegitimate argument? I had to  consider this question before deciding to publish Gaslights and Dog Whistles.  One colleague – someone I very much admire

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