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Why talk is jazz

We say our roundtables are like improv. Why? Recently, as I was talking to someone I just met, I noticed that there's certain rhythm to how our conversation was flowing. He would talk a little, and then I'd chime in. When there's a pause, how you start up the new topic or a followup question matters, and the exact timing of it, affects the mood of the conversation. There's an audience, … [Read more...]

Are you afraid of being away from your phone? #WDS #tether

Did you know two out of three people in the UK check their mobile phones 34 times a day? The Daily Mail wrote about nomophobia, the fear of being without a mobile phone. You can only know 150 people well at any one time. So why is it that we have so many volumes of things to say to so many more people, at any one time, through various communication channels? Is such an information … [Read more...]

Hey, #WDS! Announcing #TETHER: A #Portland roundtable on what grounds us

Akira Morita is hitting Portland and Seattle NEXT WEEK to host TETHER: a conversation about what grounds us. Too often in modern society, we're grappling with how to find fixed holds when everything seems to be in constant states of flux. What keeps us tethered? How do we decide? These and other questions posed in our "popcorn" style of inviting people to the circle, and opening up the … [Read more...]