The glue in any relationship is communication. The classic cartoon of the man whining to the bartender “my wife doesn’t understand me”, or the mother sternly saying to her child “what is there about NO that you don’t understand “ sums it up; talking or writing without understanding is not communication. 52 Weeks-Communication- is a series of short articles aimed at challenging readers to improve their performance in every relationship and every endeavor by becoming better communicators. Articles deal with the role of respect in communication and how active listening is as essential as persuasive speaking; how practice is as important in communication as batting practice to a hitter. Improving meetings and team performance; management from the bottom as well as the top through fear free environments. The role of graphics and music as a universal language and how the life you lead communicates to others your values and character. It is suggested that each article be discussed at company meetings or family dinners.