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Running Together

I am not a runner and never have been. I can’t profess to know anything about the sport or the practice of running. But, the Boston Marathon...

Finding Beauty in Data

Over the past several weeks, I have been spending a lot of time working on the less glamorous aspects of Braid. Braid has grown enough that we...

Play Ball!

I wonder what are the words or what is the ritual that for you indicates the winter is over and spring has arrived? That the season of...

Louder Than Words

I spent most of last week in almost complete silence. I was on retreat for five days at New Calmaldoli Hermitage, just south of Big Sur. In...

This Is Us

I do not usually watch network TV. But one evening as I was working on my computer, seated in the room where the TV is located, I...

Learning From Worms

This summer I fulfilled one of my long-time life ambitions of becoming a worm farmer. I started modestly, with a plastic tub in the basement, some newspaper,...

The Meadows

Since moving to Vallejo one of my favorite places to walk is only a few minutes drive from our house. I like to call it “the meadows”...

Remembering Peg

This week we have been deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of one of our mentors, Peg Van Loo. Peg had stepped away from active...

30 Years Strong

It was a wonderful California day for a celebration. The skies were mostly clear, streaked by lines of thin white clouds as though a child had taken...

Love and Loss

As you know, today is Valentine’s Day. In the Christian calendar, it is also Ash Wednesday. This is the first day of Lent, which is a season...