• bottling civility

    Civil Discourse: Community Flavor

    Have you looked at the comment section on any controversial topic on the internet lately? Some of the words there can burn the hair right off your head. How in the world can we have a polite conversation on a controversial topic with people in our community who think so differently than we do, who speak such fiery words? To put out that fire I have brewed a batch of civil discourse—community flavor. Let me share the ingredients with you. ·         Listen well. When you talk to someone in your community about a tough topic, you may know little about them. For a polite conversation to take place, you must…