UnCommon Ground


Lisen Stromberg and Aimee Whetstine are the women behind Finding (Un)Common Ground


By fate or providence, depending on which one you ask, their worlds collided during the final moments of the “speed dating” introductions at BlogHer '12. The two writers quickly discovered their differences. They live in different parts of the country, have different beliefs, and hold different perspectives on divisive issues. 

 

What they also discovered in that first, brief meeting was a mutual desire for civil discourse. A need to elevate the dialogue. Understand and be understood. Respect instead of attack. Hard to come by these days, especially online. 


So they set out to create an uncommon forum of civil dialogue and maybe, just maybe, find common ground. 


Read more and join the conversation at www.findinguncommonground.com.

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @Linda Anselmi Thanks, Linda. Please feel free to join in the discussion on post comments :)more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @Miche Kat Thank you for your encouraging comment!more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @TheBlackTortoise So do we! Please know you're invited to join the dialogue. We learn and gain ...more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @masteringmommybrain Thank you! We hope you'll join the discussion about topics that matter to you.more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @Waffle-Wednesday Thank you, Waffle-Wednesday. (Love your name btw.) We hope you'll join in the ...more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @nellewrites Thank you for loving the idea. The more we discussed the concept, the more ...more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
 @amyheinz Thanks, Amy! We appreciate your intelligent comments on the first two rounds of ...more