Third Places

Stories & tips based on my work with Ray Oldenburg, who coined the now-familiar term "third place." That is, a convivial place that isn't home and isn't work - a place where everyone knows your name.

Not home, not work, our happy places
Coffee shop, diner, or café - these special places help us get through the day
We have to start talking, and listening to people who don't agree with us.
A New York Times event raised more questions than it answered.
Ray & I are quoted in Bloomberg CityLab; I present selections from Francis Bacon's "Of Friendship"
Meeting face to face again is an opportunity to rethink what we value