Rebecca has recently been involved with a focus group that is looking at how the arts and culture can reduce violent extremism, a project which includes collaborating with some pretty “colorful” characters. For example, in the group is Daryl Davis, an African-American blues singer who has conducted multiple interviews with members of the KKK. Also involved is Arno Michaelis, a …

01/20 The Other Side of the Story Click to Read Post »

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Sometimes a cigar is not a cigar.  Perception is a tricky little creature.  We know that what we “see”, what we think is “reality”, is susceptible to all sorts of biochemical mechanisms.  What seems clearly obvious to some may be completely invisible to others.  What we “see” may also change dramatically when something shifts our perception. Rebecca’s husband, KC, is fond of saying …

10/15 Sometimes a Cigar Is Not a Cigar… Click to Read Post »

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What we “see” objectively can often change very quickly.  We recently ran a workshop at Montgomery County Government with Building Site Inspectors.  We had made a powerpoint on a simple white slide template and, because the facility did not have a screen on which to project the powerpoint, we projected it onto the wall made of grey cloth paneling.  When …

05/13 The Art In Scribbling Click to Read Post »

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