Notes From The Field

STEM + C = Better Public Policy Outcomes

We hear a lot these days about “STEM” (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and why we need to inspire and graduate many more math and science students to keep our country competitive on a global stage. The good news is that there does appear to...

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That’s One Small Step…

Flying to the moon must have seemed utterly ludicrous when Kennedy made his initial pitch. But step by step, we achieved it — together. Name your moon shot. Find a small team. See what you can do to take your one small step. Humankind will thank you.

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What’s In a Name?

Democracy is not a political party. It does not choose sides or support the ideas of only a certain percentage of our citizens. Sometimes, I think about all that has been sacrificed throughout history to preserve this lofty idea of democracy, and perhaps how seldom we remind ourselves of this fact.

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New Active Citizenship Workshop Offered–Update

DEAR READERS:  Please note-- the previous post which advertised my New Active Citizenship Workshop included a link that led you to Eventbrite's web page, where you could register for the event. If you tried to register there, chances are you probably were not able to....

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New Active Citizenship Workshop Offered

A Citizen Solutions Workshop© -- Hosted by Lynne Kolze, Deliberate Democracy, LLC, M.P.A Renew Democracy One Person at a Time    Be the Change You Want to See in the World!  With our nation’s civic health in question, many people feel cynical and powerless. As an...

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The Power of Simple Rules

It's hard to argue with the simple rule: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Note that this simple rule establishes a value, a goal (be kind if you want kindness given back to you), however, it does not provide a litany of instructions as to how to...

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Feet of Clay

Let me be clear. I never claimed to be a paragon of virtue, or moral authority on life – civic or otherwise.I am far from perfect.  I am too judgmental at times. I say things I regret. I am certain I have hurt people without even realizing it. Like everyone else, I...

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