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Rebecca Edwards

Salt of the Earth

A friend of mine who is a chef once explained that salt is the only seasoning that makes a food taste more like itself. All other seasonings and...

Take the Next Step

Like many of you, I participated this weekend in the Women's March, along with 100,000 of my closest friends in Oakland and millions of others around the...

United In Mission

Like many of you, I have been struggling, in the aftermath of the presidential election, to make sense of the deep divide in our country. The day...

The Real Magic of Mentoring

We eat a lot of chocolate at Braid. In our first month here, we discovered Recchiuti Confections in the Dogpatch neighborhood and signed up with a frequent customer...

Why I Watch the Warriors

It’s hard to live in the Bay Area these days without becoming a de facto fan of the Golden State Warriors. Whereas baseball allegiances are split between...

The Real Valentine

One of my favorite songs from my many years at summer camp was called “Unconditional Love,” and it went something like this: Give me your unconditional love...

Braid Goes to Kindergarten

Last month, the chaplain at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland, The Rev. Annie Mertz, contacted us about participating in a project for the holiday season. When...

Hard Lessons

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, attending the local public elementary school. I was one of a handful of kids in my class who...

The Importance of a Medical Home

Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time since moving to San Francisco. It’s something that had been on my to-do list for awhile, but...

Little Foster Kid Annie

You should see the new Annie movie.  I grew up with the 1982 movie version – I used to listen to the soundtrack over and over on...