Democracy Seminar Students

Gridlock and the Art of Conversation

Gridlock in Washington, DC, has been the status quo for some years now. Our representatives from the two major political parties accomplish very little because they cannot talk to one another. They talk past one another to their local constituents, their financial backers, and active interest groups. They sometimes talk at one another when they […]

Beginnings Seminar

Back to School—for Parents!

Across the nation at this time of year, parents are sending their children back to school. Although all five of mine are now adults, I remember well the feeling of getting them all back into their school routines, and how their first day back seemed like a vacation for me! This feeling was captured a […]