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What Makes You Super

Though superhero sagas aren’t usually my thing, I really enjoyed the new “Wonder Woman” movie. What I appreciated about most about this movie (aside from off-the-charts female...
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On the Move

Well…we are moving again. “We” in this instance is not a reference to Braid but to the Chase family. We have moved several times over the years...
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The Long Haul

Earlier this month I signed up for a 14.6-mile hike, even though I haven’t hiked a distance of more than a few miles in over a decade....
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More Than In-N-Out

I used to love to fly. Not so much anymore. I spent my formative years living in Britain, so I have many friends and “family” in the...
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The Noble Heart

Over the past few weeks, we have been collecting Mother’s Day cards to send to the grandmothers and mothers of the youth in our mentoring program. This...
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More Than A Meal

I had occasion this week to partake of a wonderful meal. I was visiting a friend and he invited me along with several other friends to dinner....
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Joy & Fear

Whether or not you celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, its story has lessons to offer about our work with foster youth. The Bible has four different...
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All In Good Time

Braid had two significant meetings this past week with two separate organizations with whom we have had wonderful relationships over the past couple of years. We greatly...
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Along the Desert Highway

Yesterday The New York Times did something extraordinary. It published a photograph that took up four whole pages, one of the largest photos the paper has ever...
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The Unfinished Collage

At our Braid team gathering this month, one of out mentors, Barie Wolf-Bowen, invited us to self-expression by creating a collage self-portrait using our silhouette. I actually...
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