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"Lo and behold, the great philosopher’s number was listed right there, next to those of mere mortals. But who should be the one to call Rawls?"

"No one volunteered for this daunting task. So Anjan nominated me. 'You should talk to him,' he said, 'because you guys have a lot in common.' The idea that a world-famous political philosopher would have anything in common with an obscure high school sophomore struck me as ridiculous. Still, a part of me was flattered by Anjan’s suggestion that I should be the one to call Rawls. So I let him persuade me. With trembling fingers, I dialed Rawls’ number, half-hoping that he wouldn’t be home. It tu...
Tags: Law, Gambling, Time, New Orleans, Philosophy, Jack, Conversations, Rawls, John Rawls, Ilya Somin, Association of American Law Schools, Sunstein, Ann Althouse, Anjan, Solum, Larry Solum


5 phrases to use to improve your emotional intelligence and relationships at work

Many of us overuse "I'm sorry" when we should be using the phrase "Thanks for your understanding." Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Having strong emotional intelligence is a self-improvement goal for many professionals. Author Bill Murphy Jr. says emotional intelligence starts with listening and being considerate of others. Use phrases like "tell me more" and "thanks for understanding" to shift the focus from yourself to others. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
Tags: Opinion, Relationships, Trends, Strategy, Conversations, Listening, Emotional Intelligence, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Bill Murphy Jr, Contributor 2019


Me, I don't even answer the phone if I don't recognize the number, but my husband is answering calls now in the hope that it's a Biden phone bank person.

I thought it was quite something that he talked to a phonebank woman for 21 minutes yesterday, and then just now, he talked to a different phonebank women for 42 minutes — only ending the call when she said she had to go. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Conversations, Meade, Ann Althouse


Why We Must Confront to Connect

My admiration of this woman absolutely knows no end, and Lisa Bevere’s bold, authentic approach to embodying the words of Christ are a blazing torch for this generation. She beautifully weaves personal experience with profound biblical truth, giving us something relatable and practical all at once. It’s a grace to welcome Lisa to the farm’s front porch today… guest post by Lisa Bevere T here was unresolved conflict in the air, and I had no idea why. Over the years, I’d reached out only to rec...
Tags: Books, Religion, Guest Posts, New York Times, Jesus, John, Christ, Baker, Conversations, Corinthians, PAUL, Lisa, Unity, KJV, Lisa Bevere, Messenger International


Google’s Duo video chat app gets a family mode with doodles and masks

Google today launched an update to its Duo video chat app (which you definitely shouldn’t confuse with Hangouts or Google Meet, Google’s other video, audio and text chat apps). There are plenty of jokes to be made about Google’s plethora of chat options, but Duo is trying to be a bit different from Hangouts and Meet in that it’s mobile-first and putting the emphasis on personal conversations. In its early days, it was very much only about one-on-one conversations (hence its name), but that ha...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Telecommunications, Google Hangouts, Conversations, Operating Systems, Mothers Day, Web Conferencing, Google Duo


The Nordic Future Makers podcast (by me!)

Hi everyone,I wanted to share the news that I have started a podcast and I hope some of you will check it out and find it useful and interesting!I am based in Sweden and there are amazing things happening in this part of the world.  Super fast internet and mobile, cashless society, a thriving start up ecosystem, digital government, amazing design and more, so I thought it would be fun to talk to some of the people and companies who are leading innovation and change in this part of the world.I ca...
Tags: Podcast, Sweden, Interviews, Advertising, Change, Innovation, Conversations, Nick B, Nordic Future Makers


How to Have a Tough Conversation With Someone You're Quarantined With

While we hope you are getting along with the people in your home right now, but the truth is that in tight quarters and trying times, you may need to broach a sensitive topic.Read more...
Tags: Social Gps, Lifehacks, Conversations, Lifehacker Asks


Molly Joyce: Strength in Vulnerabilty

One of the hallmarks of many different kinds of music performance—whether it’s a classical piano recital, a jazz combo in a club, or an arena rock show—is the demonstration of extraordinary physical feats on musical instruments. A cult of virtuosity has perpetuated the belief that the harder something is to play, and hence the fewer people who are able to play it, the better the music, and that the rare specimens of humanity who are able to play such music have special superhuman powers. At the ...
Tags: New York, Australia, Molly, Washington, New York City, Religion, Dance, Brooklyn, Yale, Steve Reich, Collaboration, Cover, Conversations, Columbia, Philip Glass, Ascap


Ever wonder exactly what to say? Here’s the scoop

In "Exactly What to Say for Real Estate Agents," authors Phil M. Jones, Chris Smith and Jimmy Mackin provide “30 Magic Words” to help real estate agents with the most common critical and difficult conversations they face today. 
Tags: Decisions, Relationships, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Rejection, Opportunities, Questions, Conversations, Communications, Chris Smith, Magic Words, Real Estate Agents, Zig Ziglar, Sales Success, Select


Bonnie Jones: The Sounds of Not Belonging

If you are attending an event in Baltimore that includes improvised electronic music, experimental theater, or multimedia installation, the chances are good that you will cross paths with sound artist and poet Bonnie Jones. She is arguably one of the most active and engaged members of the Baltimore art community, and rightly so—she gets things done, and has been doing just that for the past 20 years. Whether she is curating shows at The Red Room, helping organize the annual High Zero Festival, p...
Tags: South Korea, Florida, Boston, New York City, Religion, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Korea, Installation, Electronic Music, Cover, Oakland, Baltimore, Memphis, Conversations, Jones


There’s No Time Like the Present: Give the Gift of Presence This Christmas

Kristen Welch and I are sorta, kinda, soul sisters? As I serve on the board of directors of the ministry Kristen founded, Mercy House Global, I get to see it first hand again and again, what we can all do together to change the world for women, if we say our brave yes.  — and I am all in here with Kristen, with Mercy House Global, and togESTHER — we are the Esther Generation. Called for such a time as this, right where we are, to change the world for our sisters….  I absolutely love this woman ...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Christmas, Poverty, Kenya, Jesus, Conversations, Kristen, Kristen Welch, Mercy House Global, Magnolia Texas Rescue


I Went to the Border: How to Make Room for Christ in the Border Crisis this Giving Tuesday

I reach my hand through the wall to pray with a woman on the other side of the border. She still has scissors in her hand. “The only way to see Jesus, is to look at the person across from you and see them through the Cross.” She’d been bent and rummaging through garbage heaps, just on the other side of the wall, plucking out plastic bottles, to cut the tops off for manipulatives in her kids’ classrooms —- but she’d come near and here we are praying, me holding her hand through a slot in the ...
Tags: Family, Hope, Religion, Faith, Jesus, Christ, Conversations, Jesus Christ, Luke, Abraham, Jesus Himself, Seeing God, Esther Havens Esther Havens Esther Havens, Repent, Esther Havens Esther Havens, Evangelical Immigration Table


Bryce Dessner: I’m the Same Musician Wherever I Go

Bryce Dessner is the first person we have ever featured on NewMusicBox who glowingly talked about both Paul Simon and Helmut Lachenmann. Like many of the most inventive creative musical minds of the early 21st century, Dessner does not compartmentalize music into different genres. However, it is clear that he has learned different lessons from his immersion into different kinds of music-making and that these lessons have made him a stronger musician, whether he is writing songs and playing lead ...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, New York, Youtube, New York City, Religion, Paul Simon, America, Sufjan Stevens, Brooklyn, Yale, Paris, Amsterdam, Steve Reich, Beethoven, ALEC


Myra Melford: Freedom and Form

Like so many of today’s most exciting music creators, Myra Melford is not easy to categorize, although she is “happy” being described as a jazz musician, and that is how most of her music has been characterized and marketed for decades. “Jazz is an inclusive music,” she exclaimed when she visited us at the New Music USA office in September. In recent years, however, she has also been creating compositions for so-called contemporary classical ensembles such as the San Francisco Contemporary Music...
Tags: New York, California, Mexico, Religion, Sacramento, San Francisco, Chicago, Brooklyn, Dartmouth, Portland, New Orleans, Ornette Coleman, Cover, Alice Walker, Seattle, Berkeley


Addressing conflict while traveling

Traveling with someone is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond. It can also be stressful, and when you’re hangry, tired, and you’ve just missed your bus, tempers will rise. The added pressure of being in an unfamiliar place and situation means things that would usually wash over you become way more irritating than they normally would. Travel hiccups aside, spending all day with someone means you’ll get to know them extremely well — the good and the bad. And if something they repeatedly do...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Conversations, Traveling With Family, All, Traveling With A Partner, Traveling With Friends


How God Calls Women (Calls Women To Go, Because They’re Already Home in Him)

I sat in an old church last week that’s heard God read under its roof for more than a century and a wise woman, Trillia, opened her worn Word and she read in a low melodic lilt that stirred me wide awake because I don’t ever remember hearing these words ever. “If Spurgeon said that “to believe God’s Word is the most reasonable thing we can do,” then only the most unreasonable would disregard how God’s Word highly regards women.“ “And I will bless her, [Sarai] and [moreover] give you a son al...
Tags: Kingdom, Israel, Religion, Faith, God, Christ, Conversations, Sarah, Temple, PAUL, Abraham, Persia, Unity, Esther, Phoebe, Spurgeon


The Difference Between Being Right & Being Loving

Luke Goodrich is a lawyer who has won four United States Supreme Court cases related to religious freedom. What I appreciate most about his life and perspective, though, is how he constantly turns us back to Scripture. In a time when answers can seem all too clear in our own minds, Luke reminds us of the variety of ways God used His people in the Bible. As Luke says, God didn’t create us to win every argument, He created us to be like Christ. It’s a grace to welcome Luke to the farm’s front por...
Tags: Books, Usa, Hope, Supreme Court, Religion, America, Guest Posts, Jesus, John, North America, Christ, Conversations, US supreme court, North Africa, Peter, Luke


An Invitation to Empathize

I first met Tasha Morrison in 2014 at the IF:Gathering and since then have been able to spend time with this brave teacher, leader, and unifier around the world. Whether sharing the stage locally or serving and learning together in places like Uganda and Rwanda, Tasha’s heart for biblical justice is changing the church. She’s a kindred soul I’m thankful to also call friend. With bravery and genuine hope, Tasha calls us to something deeper and truer for God’s kingdom. It’s an honor to serve alon...
Tags: Books, Family, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Uganda, North Carolina, Mom, Conversations, Jim Crow, Dad, Unity, Tasha, WaterBrook, Tasha Morrison, Rwanda Tasha


Tyshawn Sorey: Music and Mindfulness

Tyshawn Sorey’s music emerges from a vast array of experiences, communities, storytelling, and a deep engagement in mentor-mentee relationships. When I listen to his recent works Pillars I, II, III, and Everything Changes, Nothing Changes, I hear imagined worlds and sonic environments that are anchored in numerous histories and traditions. The detailed timbral designs within his compositions amplify a spiritual and creative focus in the music, asking the listener to employ mindfulness, to breath...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, Religion, US, SIM, Chicago, Teaching, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Italy, Denmark, Newark, Cover, Copenhagen, Frank Zappa


How To Forgive When Your Wound is Still Open

Sarah Mae is woman who comes from a divorced family, with an alcoholic, verbally and emotionally abusive mother, who was pregnant at 16, was pressured into having an abortion, found false security and veneer love through boyfriends and sex and who met Jesus powerfully through the tender, persistent wooing of God. Meeting Him changed everything. It’s a grace to welcome Sarah to the farm’s front porch today… guest post by Sarah Mae  She broke me. But He found me. And after He bound up my wounds ...
Tags: Books, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Conversations


When David Platt asks: Have We Lost Our Capacity to Weep?

When David Platt reached out to ask if I’d read his latest book, I’ll just tell you: I could not put it down. Because he’s asking big questions, the questions we’re asking, whether we’re looking around our own neighborhoods or at international headlines, many of us wonder, Where is God in the midst of suffering? How can I be a part of healing in such a hurting world? When Pastor Platt  traveled to the poorest regions of the Himalayas, he wrestled with those questions too, even asking, “Is Jesus...
Tags: Books, Religion, Poverty, Guest Posts, Humility, Conversations, Unity


Holy Week: How to Rebuild & Rise from the Ashes (How a Family, Church, Civilization can Experience the True Story of Restoration this Easter)

O n the Monday of Holy Week, in one of the most secular countries on globe, in the midst of a fire hungrily devouring the planet’s most famous gothic church —    a chain of humanity forms, to pass from one hand to another hand, what is believed to be a nail that held Christ to Golgotha’s Cross, the piercing thorns that pressed His brow, and a piece of the Cross itself.   Regardless of the veracity of the relics, this is what matters: that people think that any of this still matters.   There i...
Tags: Books, Hope, Children, France, Religion, Paris, Faith, Notre Dame, Christ, Conversations, Christendom, Cross, Zondervan, Macron, Restoring Wonder, Bible Reading


What You Really Want: Best Plan for a Beautiful Life

“I wanna buy something.” That’s what the woman tells me. You can see that look in her eyes, looking for something lovely. Something new and shiny and lovely, that catches the light in it’s own way. Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because maybe we don’t fully know what love truly is. “Something — beautiful. I want something really beautiful.” Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because we don’t know what love is. Maybe, you know —like a nicer house? The kind of house to c...
Tags: Hope, Instagram, Religion, Lent, Beauty, Faith, Humility, Jesus, Christ, Conversations, Joanna, King of Kings


Hannibal Lokumbe: Always Go With the Feeling

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu For the past three years, composer/trumpeter/raconteur/poet/community activist/force of nature Hannibal Lokumbe has served as a composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the auspices of Music Alive, a program which New Music USA administers in partnership with the League of American Orchestras. The culmination of this residency is Hannibal’s massive oratorio Healing Tones, which at the end of March ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, London, Berlin, New York City, Africa, Religion, Atlanta, Rome, Jimi Hendrix, Soul, Brooklyn, United States, South Dakota, Tennessee, Community


How Managers Can Make Sure That New Employees Don’t Quit

Once you’ve got ‘em, you’d like to be able to keep ‘em Image Credit: Matthew Warner Oh my goodness – can you believe just how hard it is to find the right person to join your team? I mean think about it: we craft the perfect job description, wade through a pile of resumes, use our manager skills to interview far too many people by phone, invite a few in to take up our day and meet with us, and then finally make someone an offer. If we get lucky and they are still available and are still in...
Tags: Resources, Goals, Careers, Experience, Quit, Feelings, Expectations, Conversations, Rules, Staffing, Onboarding, Thoughts, Jim Anderson, Six Months, Matthew Warner, New Hire


Twitter’s new prototype app ‘twttr’ launches today

Twitter’s new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet. The app, which Twitter is calling “twttr” as a throwback to its original name, was first introduced at the CES conference this January. It aims to offer Twitter a more experimental testing space where the company can try out new ideas outside of its existing public network, gain feedback from testers, then develop new features as a result of ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Testing, Conversations, Prototype, NDA, Sarah Perez, Sara Haider Twitter, Twttr


No Matter How Small; Imagining a New Human Dignity Movement

Daniel Darling is a friend of mine who invited me to speak last year at a gathering in Washington, D.C. entitled, Evangelicals for Life. The purpose of this gathering is to encourage Christians to care about the most vulnerable among us, from the unborn to the undocumented. That’s why I was eager to endorse Daniel’s new book, The Dignity Revolution, where he imagines what a movement that spoke up for all kinds of vulnerable people would look like. It’s a grace to welcome Daniel to the farm’s ...
Tags: Books, Japan, Washington, Religion, US, America, Guest Posts, Peace, Italy, Faith, Nashville, Conversations, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Horton, Daniel


NPR’s Terry Gross on the Art of Conversation

Terry Gross hosts NPR’s “Fresh Air” radio program and has interviewed thousands of people during her four-decade career. Her advice for being a good conversationalist begins with the icebreaker, “Tell me about yourself,” according to a recent profile in The Dallas Morning News. The broad question lets you start a conversation without making assumptions about the other person, so he or she can feel comfortable and control how much they reveal about themselves. Whether interviewing or conversing w...
Tags: Writing, Pr, Storytelling, Npr, Interviewing, Conversations, Terry Gross, PRSA, Greg Beaubien, PR Training, Strategiesandtactics


You Read the News & Know How We Desperately Need It Now: How a Tattooed Roma Gypsy Woman & the Voice of an Angel Showed Me How Hope Can Show Up Now

(Part 1 of this story: How an Abolitionist, Joan of Arc & a Full Moon Taught Me How to Show Up For a Meaningful Life) Part 2: W hen I meet a woman in Bulgaria named Stoyanka, she reaches out to shake my hand, and I catch a glimpse of the tattoo etched up her arm in defiant ink: Hope. If we lose hope for any of us — we lose our own way. These are polarized days and we’ve all been feeling it and I want to tell Stoyanka that I get it: When you’re desperate to not lose hope, you might permanentl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Hope, France, Church, Religion, Poverty, Faith, European Commission, Bulgaria, Roma, Conversations, Joan, Sofia Bulgaria, Unity, Caine


The Hump

“The hump” was a military aerial supply route from Northern India to China, over and through the Himalayan Mountains, that allied pilots flew during WWII. It was, and is, widely considered to be one of the most harrowing and deadly flights in aviation history. I recall reading one airman’s story of watching two planes explode right in front of him. Twenty of his friends died within minutes of each other. This was on takeoff. The most notable plane that flew the hump, the Curtiss C46 Com...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, Conversations, Products, Northern India, Himalayan Mountains, Curtiss, Life as it was, Portugal Shop