Category Archives: Words Matter

Consumer or Citizen?

There is a lot of talk these days about the difference between thinking of ourselves as consumers vs. citizens. And while we may sense that this difference is a pretty big deal, no one I know is able to immediately put their finger on what that difference actually means. What would change in how we… Continue Reading

Language and the Devil’s Advocate

“I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a moment.” The conversation stopped. The room tensed up. The person to whom that line was delivered immediately got defensive, trying to maintain polite composure in a room full of people. That devil’s advocate was my friend Joe, and after everyone had gone back to niceties, Joe told… Continue Reading