Articles Posted in the " community building series " Category

  • How Do We Build Community?

    The Answer, in a Few Words… We build community by communicating. In Bowling Alone, Robert D. Putnam says “Communication is a fundamental prerequisite for social and emotional connections.”  “Social and emotional connections” is a succinct definition of..


  • Community: It’s Time

    Community We hear the word “community” a lot today.  Yet we use the word so liberally, applying it to any group at all, that it has become nearly meaningless.  This does a disservice to the true meaning..


  • An Ending – and a Beginning

    A Master’s degree (at sixty!) Yep – I made it through LOL. Come by the LFI porch so you can see what I’m doing with this degree! Maybe there is some collaboration for us in the future!



  • Is Technology Tearing us Apart?

    Technology is our new favourite punching bag. Yet we crave the connection it affords us. I’ve been thinking about this for some time and I want to share some key points we have been missing.