A new circle

COMING UP ON THE SECOND WEEK. Of a new online conversation circle. It's called THE VILLAGE. This was the welcome note, a few days ago... THANK YOU to those of you who registered this week for THE VILLAGE. It's, as you know, an invitation-only conversation salon. I wanted to round…

How I start an ‘N’

'16N' if you are hearing about this for the first time, is a conversation salon. A very specific kind, in which 16 people whose paths have never crossed will connect once, but briefly. In a city that has an 'N' in it. To discover together more in hosted conversation space…

Hello internet

WRITING TODAY. Lots. On email. Pencil-paper. In virtual blogs. At protected pages. Posting. Writing. Conversing. There are texts. There are sometimes phone calls. Things are starting to zoom into focus. Quickly, seamlessly. Not because of anything but one thing: committing to a thing. One thing. A focus. For me, this…

When time stops

SOMETHING HAPPENED. Yesterday, a watch stopped. Hers. 7.45PM. This was the second time this kind of thing had happened. That is, a watch stopping. That time, his. 8.15PM. Both times, in the middle of a superb conversation that, really, slowed into a moment. Conversations with people that I had just met. That day,…

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'HELLO. CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?' 'Sure.' 'What do you think makes a thing noteworthy?' 'Makes a thing noteworthy? Is that what you asked?' 'Yes.' 'Something that is an experience.' 'Good answer! Right. So what are you doing at 6PM? Because we're going to have a conversation salon, on…