The Value of Place

Photo: Oaxaca, Mexico Zócalo (Some rights reserved) Place = A space, area, or spot What makes a place special are the people who share the space. Beyond the journey, what makes trips so grand for visitors are the connections with locals on their turf. Are we invited? Are we welcomed? How do we avoid being the irresponsible …

The Value of Listening

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Museum (Some rights reserved) Happy listening. There is great value listening to the natural and cultural worlds. To be immersed in birdsong and symphony elevates our higher senses. Better still when we understand what we are hearing. If communication is to be more than a bullhorn, if there’s an actual …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 80,000+ people on Facebook, used with permission) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of CommunicationMany people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to …