Tag: dialogue

Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

prayer, Prayer Practice
I have to say that one of the most compelling battles that I fight on my days off is over-sharing. Not over-sharing about myself but over-sharing items I see in the news. I don't typically cull my news reading from outwardly biased news sources. I try to read honestly. I also try to limit my reading of opinion pieces and focus on factual pieces. But I want to blast the news I read as unilateral truth! Which is where the problem rises. Especially this last week. The week of the SuperBowl. I actually watched the SuperBowl. More as an anti-Patriot fan than a pro-Eagle fan. As a Denver Bronco transplant in Seattle Seahawk territory, rooting for the Patriots would be akin to torture. So I was mildly interested in seeing the Eagles rise up to defeat the Patriots. Now, the truth of the matt...
Daily Practice for 2017.10.10 – What crucial conversation will you have? How will you have it?

Daily Practice for 2017.10.10 – What crucial conversation will you have? How will you have it?

Meditation I'm reading an excellent book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson. I like it because it taps into some of the things that Peacemaking Circles do even though it isn't at all about Peacemaking. And, let's face it, not everyone is going to want to sit down and have a Peacemaking Circle with me. It's important because it taps into an experience I recently had. Without giving too much away, it went like this: Person A, Bill, does something that is in conflict with organizational goals and with other people. Bill does not contact anyone so ill will festers. There are feasible reasons for the non-contact like extensive travel. Finally, a conference call is had. Bill keeps talking about the decision in the third person. Such as "they

SHALOM, SALAAM, GREETINGS as we are midway between Christmas and New Year and Half-way Through Hanukkah

Christianity, Christmas, Hanukkah, Joy, Judaism
If you are reading this in an email subscription, you'll have to link through to the site to listen to this charming and cheery musical dialogue between Judaism and Christianity. ENGLISH VERSION: SPANISH VERSION: A musical dialogue between Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff and Bishop Monseñor Pedro Torres, with musical production by Fernando "Rahe" Israilevich. A greeting of good omens for the whole world. - Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day)