Is crisis a destructive force or an opportunity for renewal?

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Measuring the Jump

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Reading

Overview

Dave Eggers rocketed to fame with his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000). He also founded the literary journal, McSweeny’s, noted for its dry humor, cleverness, and Generation…

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Second Inaugural Address

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Reading

Overview

After a bitter conflict, how does a leader reconcile the former combatants who must now somehow peacefully coexist? American president Abraham Lincoln attempts to do just that in his Second…

Title

Senior Citizens - Defining Peace and Violence

Summary

I began by recalling the 1970s game show Let’s Make a Deal. I invited participants to imagine being in the audience, and observing a contestant being given an opportunity to…