The staff of the Maine State Legislature provide nonpartisan research, analysis, administrative and management services to the Legislative Council and its committees. For the second year in a row, Craig facilitated a workshop at the Maine State Legislature employees’ annual retreat. This year’s topic was on conflict management.
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The Wheel’s Still in Spin
June 22nd, 2021 by Craig Freshley
“Don’t speak too soon, for the wheel’s still in spin.” The quote is from Bob Dylan. Do you know the song? And here’s a Taoist story along the same lines. There once was a farmer whose horse ran away. On hearing of the misfortune, the farmer’s neighbor arrived to commiserate, but all he got from …read more
June 8th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
To many people, new pronouns and newly-visible gender identities can be confusing, intimidating, or even alarming. I’m talking about when a person asks be referred to as they. Or someone who looks like a man asks to be referred to as she. Or a feminine-looking person wants to be called a he. Super-Basic Terms …read more