A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

Our efforts to make ours a far more perfect union are getting some notoriety; here’s a piece about what we’re up to in the wonderful publication of Zocalo Public Square, NEXUS: A Magazine of...
Who speaks for the trees?

Who speaks for the trees?

At our Democracy Cafe yesterday at a zocalo (plaza) in a Mexican pueblo, a 10-year-old child, her 1-year-old sister in her arms, stood on the periphery listening intently, but was too shy to take part. So I approached her after the formal dialogue ended, to ask what...

Socratizing in Beaumont

I love that the organizer of the Socrates Cafe in Beaumont, Texas, sees that his group is a thriving one, even though attendance each gathering is just a bit more than a handful.  Numbers aren’t the name of the game with Socrates Cafe and attendance. Even if...