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The Unexpected Table: Where Dialogue Builds Family

Who We Are: The Unexpected Table is a space–real and virtual–for friends and family to share ideas about what it means to be human, to thrive, to be resilient.

Spirited but not mean; informative but not dogmatic, The Table is a gathering place for dialogue; a welcoming shelter to anticipate, explore, and find ways to adapt to the breathtaking pace of change in work, family, politics, ethics, and community.


Books by Joline


Table Thoughts

What Does it Take for a 21st Century Family to Thrive?

I subscribe to Universe Today, a cool NASA blog which brings weak signals from the future across my radar every day. And not long ago, this headline caught my attention: I WONDER IF IT HAS ROOM SERVICE? HERE’S THE SPACE HOTEL THAT WON A RECENT NASA COMPETITION. It’s about a competition MIT ran challenging students to design “a luxury Earth-facing eight-room space hotel complete with bar, restaurant, and gym, th
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Fly Fishing and Financial Education; An Update.

Almost every family that crosses my path has heard my fishing and financial education story. It was such an epiphany (and wild coincidence) that I share it often. But I have an important update. As I use to tell it families tended to break into one of two camps: either you were a family who applied the fly fishing metaphor to money and kids; or you were other kind, the family that thought there was just one way for a
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