11: MUSIC

11: MUSIC Welcome to the 11th post in our Journey in Dialog. One of my favorite musicians is the world-renowned cellist, YO-YO MA. For him, music is dialog. He speaks of his music being communion between himself, his instrument, the scores, and his audience. When you...

10: CONVERSATION

10: CONVERSATION  Welcome to the 10th post in our Journey in Dialog. What does it mean to have a real conversation? Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT and author of “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” offers a contemporary perspective about...

08: US-THEM SYNDROME

08: US/THEM SYNDROME Welcome to the 8th post in our Journey in Dialog. As an addition to Post 07, we will highlight a restraining force to dialog that is very much with us. It’s the Us/Them Syndrome. In practice, this syndrome, which is often based on race, ethnicity,...

07: RESTRAINING FORCES

Welcome to the 7th post in our Journey in Dialog. In the Introduction Post 01, I listed some of the reasons for dialog. Using Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis, we might call those reasons the driving forces in support of dialog. However, there are also restraining...

06: JESUS

Welcome to the 6th post of Journey in Dialog. In the New Testament of the Bible, we find that Jesus was a great question asker. He was also good at listening to others. Often when he listened, he would ask deeper-level questions, not because he didn’t have answers to...