Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.

~~Tom Robbins

Fascinated. comet-fascination

I find this quote so interesting by one of my favorite authors. My friends fit this description. I find them fascinating. They are all different; all smart; all creative.

So are my daughters. Both different, smart, and creative. I got good material in the nature/nurture discussion. I find them fascinating.

How do we find the common ground?

Perhaps it is like planning a program.

You want accomplish something (the outcome of a program in economic, environmental, or social terms). You outline what you want to accomplish, make it fit some criteria. Run the program.

Oops. Somewhere the outcome changed. You go back to the drawing board (The Journal of Irreproducible not withstanding). You look at your logic model and at your theory of change to figure out Continue reading