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The Value of Attention

The Value of Attention

If you want to know what’s important to a person… 1990s answer — Look in their checkbook… and follow the money. Where a person spends money shows what they really value. 2000s answer — Look at their calendar… and see where they spend their time. Where a person spends their time shows what they really […]

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Everyone is a minority somehow


In a pluralistic society everyone is a minority somehow.  By minority, I mean that in an academic way. Meaning not a people group universally identified as a minority group but a group. We most often think of that in terms or race. I mean our society is now acknowledging groups of self-identified people who have […]

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When It Rains


California is desperate for rain. The past several days in San Diego have been overcast, we even got a couple sprinkles. But we are long overdue for serious rainfall. And if we don’t get the rain we need in the next 6-10 weeks it’ll have a dramatic impact on life here in California. But also […]

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Reclaiming Communities

I’m fascinated about things like traffic. People are annoyed about sitting in traffic, driving to work, the lack of free parking. They are also annoyed about traffic in their neighborhoods, the speed of cars, the fact that no one walks anymore, the fact that kids don’t play outside anymore. And, of course, they are annoyed […]

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