Like many across the nation, as our families came together for Thanksgiving, we were a house divided by politics. Even though I knew we’d all be on our best behavior and avoid talking politics, I wanted to create an opportunity for authentic conversation beyond safe, surface chit-chat.
What sometimes happens at our gatherings, once the plates are loaded, is the conversation becomes a little strained as guests, who only see each other once a year, cast around for interesting topics. Or, family members who interact each other all the time feel they have run the course and don’t have anything new to talk about. [Read more…]