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Under Attack/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 18, 2019

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There is an expression that in war the first casualty is truth. Nations often black out the news, distort the news, censor the news, etc so as to heighten the chances for victory. William Ury, mediator and author, has another take on a more benign attack. When a person is personally attacked, Ury maintains, s/he […]

Mediation and Moccasins/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 4, 2019

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A dispute has more than one side. It is easier to resolve a dispute if both parties are also willing to view it from the other party’s side. There is an expression that advises us to “never judge a man until you walk a mile in his moccasins”. By viewing the other person’s perspective, you […]

Having a Difficult Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 13, 2019

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Author Judy Ringer has a post at mediate.com entitled “We Have to Talk:A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations”. Her advice is practical and insightful. Four of her points are outlined here: *Enter talks with a positive and not a negative goal. Your goal should be to find solutions and not to simply vent. *Consider which […]

Losers and Winners/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2019

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Konrad Adenauer was the first Chancellor of what became West Germany. In his long life, Adenauer’s commitment to Germany as a statesman, led to much acclaim. In a public television poll in in 2003, Mr. Adenauer was selected as the greatest German of all time. He was famous for this one quote “We all live […]

Coach For Co-Parenting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2019

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The Murphy (Texas) Monitor has a modest print and digital circulation. However, on May 16, 2019, Joe Reavis featured a divorced mother of three, Kari Clemmer, in a true feel-good story. Ms. Clemmer has developed a workshop for co-parenting post-divorce (or separation). Though Texas law does not mandate attendance at such courses, Courts in Greater […]

The War on Truth/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2019

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Erick Erickson is a political columnist and editor of TheResurgent.com. Although his views are decidedly conservative, at times he seems to take aim at his own support group. The result often makes for engaging commentary. On May 10, 2019, Mr. Erickson wrote a commentary on recent controversies that trouble all moral individuals. The comments are […]

What Makes a Negotiation?/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

January 10, 2019

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After President Trump left the table with the Democrats regarding the Federal shutdown, Vice-President Pence gave his analysis; President Trump asked the Democratic leaders what they wanted to pay for the Wall. They would not offer any pay, so the president left, because it was obvious that the Democrats did not want to negotiate. Was […]