Springing Into Fall

Springing Into Fall

Fall weather energizes us to do what we’ve been putting off. Our first cool fronts of the Fall blew through last week. In October on the Gulf Coast, “cool” can mean daily highs in the low 80s or upper 70s (as opposed to 90s). But the second front...
Hope for Real Conversations

Hope for Real Conversations

Problems with Writing I teach people to conduct persuasive and consensus-seeking interactions face-to-face. When conversing in person is truly impossible, they should at least speak by phone. Short, simple statements serve us in critical situations when the words have...
Book Excerpt: Study Notes for “What’s the Twist”

Book Excerpt: What’s the Twist

My book Love on the Rocks with a Twist – Delightful Fiction with Lessons on Dealing with Others begins with an introductory essay, “What’s the Twist” followed by study notes introducing the most basic of the consensus building skills demonstrated by...