While Facebook provides an environment of friendship, it also comes with social accountability. While Twitter provides you with followers you never knew or wanted, it also comes with increased independence to vent and relative anonymity as you explore another voice.
Embedded in your voice is your value, that which you are proud to stand and claim as your own, not as a position of ego, division and separation but as the singular and unique contribution you bring to serve yourself and others.
Over the years, I've seen the incredible benefits of placing awareness and positive attention on the vocal mechanism. What we mentally attend to -- even in the physical realm -- responds. Is the same not true for the rest of my body? For yours?
Looking back, some may have believed that Herman Cain was some index of the ultimate limits of post-race discourses. Yet, Herman Cain's candidacy has been shrouded in so much absurdity, that it's hard to see him as anything other than a performance artist.
Most concerned citizens are frustrated that they can't seem to make their voices heard by elected officials. But is that really true? Or is there a way to radically amplify public voice -- and build a powerful lobby of informed active citizens?