Category Archives: non-violence

Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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Witty Bitching

Go ahead, express yourself. Continue reading

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Hijab Games & Pink Shirt Days

What does it take for a bystander to step up when necessary? Continue reading

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Lale Labuko: Cultural Superhero

An ancient tribal practice has killed tens of thousands of children over the centuries. I’m working to make sure my generation brings an end to it forever. —Lale Labuko Continue reading

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School Violence Led Us To Homeschooling

We became homeschoolers suddenly. One morning our oldest son, a freshman in an award-winning suburban high school, called home saying, “He’s got a gun.” The teen who’d been harassing him just said he wouldn’t live through the school day. Continue reading

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Politeness Recovery In Progress

Politeness is the dodo bird of our times. No one is quite sure what killed off civility but it’s obvious that two-year-olds aren’t growing out of tantrums or a sense of entitlement. Instead they just get bigger, becoming toddler adults. Continue reading

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Who We Are In A Crisis

Does disaster crack us open to our better selves? Continue reading

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Natural Antidote To Bullying

Free play in nature builds cooperation, self-control, and appropriate risk-taking—exactly what’s needed to bully-proof our kids. Continue reading

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Newcomers To God’s Country

Moving to the country? You might find death threats, vengeance-driven neighbors, and other amusements. Continue reading

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The Bomb & Me

I’m alive because other people died. Are there reasons behind what’s called “fate” that we can’t fathom? Continue reading

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