Realizing how much we really do. We matter.

Wow what a week . . . from super stressed to feeling super accomplished! -solid start to a new class, advanced restorative justice dialog.  Including ‘blogging’ for students, a 21st Century life skill. -Victim Empathy Seminar – impacting 3 offenders, 3 community members. -Circle with Alternative School Students and Community Member. -powerful volunteer orientation Circle…

“Getting Organized” is one of my favorite ‘mirages’

Mirage – something that I believe to be true, then up close, it’s not really there.  I grew up in South Dakota, the heat and the highways gave me plenty of experiences, seeing a wavy gray cloud floating on the highway up ahead.  I would play mind games as a little kid.  Pretending that we…

A few ideas for building Circle “Synergy”

Synergy (from the Greek syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together) is the term used to describe a situation where the final outcome of a system is greater than the sum of its parts.  – Wikipedia I was recently in a Circle with a few young men, that just couldn’t find the trust to share much.  They…

A dose of my own medicine, it’s very bitter!

So I post about my case of ‘hives‘.  I make the point it’s like Restorative Justice, not about ‘why’ but what to do now.  You see most harm is generated from a mistake.  Restorative Justice gives you another chance, to do the right thing.  You get an other opportunity to not make another mistake, and…

Education is a gift we give our children – photo

Willie and his daughter at UWRF Graduation December 2008. Willie was a student in my Intro to Restorative Justice Class.  He invited me to his graduation party, via Facebook.  That’s how I found this photo and asked him if I could post it and do a blog post on education.  Education is a gift we…

How dealing with ‘hives’ is restorative and social media it catchy!

Blogging gives readers a really unique opportunity to learn about the “blogger”.  Once you start blogging, you see topics everywhere, or at least I have.  Just like I see “restorative justice” everywhere. Now I am seeing ‘Social Media’ everywhere . . . last night on the evening news (must have been a slow news night),…