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Street Giraffes Tele-practice Group

Gone Fishin’

  Street Giraffes is a free NVC tele-practice group that gathers on the first Sunday of each month for “dialogue lab” experimentation w/ iGiraffe. More About Street Giraffes (Mark calendars for next tele-practice group: Sunday, January 7th at 8 pm/ET) What’s Up Next? Top 3 ways of … Continue reading

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10/17 ~ Discovering Tripwires (“News as a Spiritual Opportunity”)

  What’s Up Next? Sunday, October 1, 2017  ~ Discovering Tripwires: News as a Spiritual Opportunity Daniel R. Blume via Wikimedia Commons “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”  Lord Acton  Inquiry:  How do you … Continue reading

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9/3/17 ~ Calibrating the Dream/Nightmare

What’s Up Next? Sunday, September 3, 2017  ~ Re-Calibrating the Dream/Nightmare (read, ‘Houston, we have a problem…’) Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” … Continue reading

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8/6/17 ~ Atlas Shrugs? & The Power of Outrospection

What’s Up Next? August 6, 2017 ~ Atlas Shrugs? The Power of Outrospection Inquiry: How does your awareness of the living-energy of needs factor into your practice of nonviolence more broadly, such as with social change agency (i.e. how might it be utilized … Continue reading

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7/17 ~ Improvisational Observation

What’s Up Next? Questions as to joining the call? Please contact via streetgiraffes@gmail.com July 2, 2017 ~ Improvisational Observation Improvisation by Childe Hassam, 1899 “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ― George Orwell Inquiry: How do … Continue reading

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6/17 ~ Crazy Like a Fox (Method to Jackal Madness)

What’s Up Next? June 4, 2017 ~ Crazy Like a Fox Ode to Joy, by Beethoven (1824) – Credit:  Kokin There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because … Continue reading

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5/17 ~ On Long Neckin’ & Anticipatory Beneficial Regret

  What’s Up Next? May 14, 2017 ~ On Long Neckin’ [Homo Prospectus] & (Anticipatory) Beneficial Regret Steve Garvie – High-rise living “We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a … Continue reading

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4/17 ~ On Being All Ears

  What’s Up Next? (Courtesy of Holger Motzkau) April 2017 ~ On Being All Ears (& the Dynamism of Universal Human Needs) Russian figure skater wins gold with program that included audio from 9/11 Vladimir Putin…cites from Russian satire:  ‘It’s boring, … Continue reading

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3/17 ~ More on our Learning Curves (Rounding Edges w/ Strengths)

What’s Up Next? March 2017 ~ More on our Learning Curves (Rounding Edges w/ Strengths) (Bookbinding via Simon A. Eugster) Inquiry: What are your strengths and/or (learning/growing) edges?  Have you identified which NVC skills, currently under your belt, might buttress those yet beyond … Continue reading

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2/17 ~ Our Corners-n-Edges

What’s Up Next? February 2017 ~ Our Corners & Edges “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  ~ Archilochos Inquiry: What are your conversational street signs (e.g. OFNR, Red/Green/Yellow)?  Rules of the … Continue reading

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