The Britannica Blog bravely calls for “Negotiation, Not War: How to Deal with Iran“.
Meanwhile, at a time when American political leaders insist that “we don’t negotiate with terrorists”, our field faces a tough sell in convincing Americans that there’s value in talking it out, as I’ve discussed here before. We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us — if wearing peace shirts at a Florida high school can trigger this kind of harassment.
As Shakespeare writes in Julius Caesar, “Words before blows…Good words are better than bad strokes, Octavius.” Consider that sentiment and visit Walking the Berkshires, which describes through old family letters “Old School Conflict Resolution” — when duels were fought with swords not words.
Perry Itkin at Florida Mediator reports with an exclamation point that “Florida Supreme Court Removes Bar Membership Requirement for Circuit Court Mediators!” Amen to that.
It’s not often that you see the words “nude” and “settlement conference” used in the same sentence. Things may be different now, if the following headline is a sign of the changing times: “Ms. Cordero Will be Happy to Attend a Televised Nude Settlement Conference“.
My husband’s British, I’m American. That means we often argue over the pronunciation of words in the English language. Resolve your own pronunciation disputes with howjsay.com, a free online pronunciation dictionary. It includes both American and British spellings with pronunciation in Standard British English. (Naughty words are excluded, so it’s safe for kids and the workplace.)
That’s it for this time. Have a great weekend, folks.