Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Lone Ranger – Mediator!

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-Yo Silver!” The Lone Ranger rides again! Return with us now to those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear!

Remember this?!? [Please say yes!]

Okay, okay, The Lone Ranger was not a mediator – he could have been though, don’t you think? For example, he was the first to use the “silver bullet” technique often used by mediators today. According to this article in The Plain Dealer, a variation of this technique was recently used successfully.

Do you know what the silver bullet stood for? Me neither! [At least I didn’t remember - uh oh!] It was The Lone Ranger’s symbol of justice! It stood for law and order, fair play and honesty and served as a reminder to the Lone Ranger of his vows to fight for justice and never shoot to kill [i.e. get an agreement in mediation no matter what it takes]. So, don’t you think he could have been a mediator?

By the way, if you want to listen to the entire theme song, click here.

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