|The Death of Ordinariness: Living, Learning, and Relating in the Age of Anxiety
||On September 11, 2001, ordinariness died. In its place, a new anxiety was born. In this personal story of anxiety and response, the author reflects on events as they have unfolded in the days following September 11. Focusing on the possibilities invo...
|Disruption, Silence, and Creation: The Search for Dialogic Civility in the Age of Anxiety
||This article searches the contours of anxiety, asking whether anxiety can serve as a springboard to creative engagement in dialogue. Specifically, the article explores the university classroom as a possible site where anxiety might be transformed int...
|Fire and Ice: Flaming Passion, Reified Structure, and the Organizing Body
||In this paper, I engage methods of critical phenomenology and personal narrative in the investigation of a commercial organization. My aim is to come to a richer understanding of embodied organizing, through exploration of some key metaphors that mig...
|Narrative Conscience and the Autoethnographic Adventure Probing Memories, Secrets, Shadows, and Possibilities
||This article explores the common practice in families of keeping secrets close, allowing them to develop a life of their own. The problem with this practice is that the secrets often won‘t stay put, emerging into everyday life as (sometimes unwelcome...
|Performance is a Good Breakfast: Metaphorical Plays on the Meanings of Performance
||Performance is a good, hearty breakfast. I'm tempted to say it's a breakfast burrito. I'm sorely tempted to say it's a breakfast burrito with hurricanado sauce, stuffed with eggs instead of pork, wolfed down after a dissolute night of steamy, promisc...
|Review of the book, Moments of meeting: Buber, Rogers, and the potential for public dialogue
||As I write these words, Tel Aviv has just been bombed (again), the United States stands on the brink of war with Iraq, the United Nations is in a showdown over nuclear weapons with North Korea, and the threat of ter-rorism lurks at the edge of everyd...
|Review of the book, Prejudiced communication: A social psychological perspective
||The race problem is solved. Racism is dead. Now we just have the backlash problem: too many groups pushing too hard for special rights and special status. These, at least, are the beliefs of the "modern racist," according to Janet Ruscher....
|Spirited Accidents: An Autoethnography of Possibility
||Kierkegaard says, "A human being is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation …" This understanding of spirit-as-self-in-relation, leads, inevitably, to concerns for personal fulfillment, dialogue, c...
|The Ties That Bind Us, the Shadows That Separate Us: Life and Death, Shadow and (Dream)Story
||This is an autoethnographic account of a family‘s struggle to respond to a series of tragic losses and to fend off the encroaching shadow that descended on them in their grief. The story unfolds as a study of the redemptive power of story to penetrat...
||This performance (auto)ethnography confronts the continuing controversy surrounding qualitative inquiry via examination of the tenure process in a particular case. The perils and delights of the performative/auto-ethnographic voice take center stage ...
|Waiting for the Bus: Awakening a Social Justice Sensibility through Communication Activism
||Engaging youth in civic life yields long term benefits for meaningful participation to sustain our democracy. In this essay, we report on how a critical service-learning model of communication activism inspired university and high school students to ...