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The Residue of Tragedy

This has been a haunting week in the Bay Area. As death tolls mount in the worst wildfire in California history, we have been reminded of its...

Behind the Scenes Champions

Earlier this week, at the first Golden State Warriors game of the season, the team held a ceremony to receive their championship rings from last year. After...

Finding Our Way

Last weekend I was reminded how helpful a good old-fashioned map can be. My husband’s family was visiting from Chicago, and our 6-year-old nephew picked up a...

The Journey of Growth

A couple of years ago I was gifted a succulent in a wonderfully bright yellow pot. I like house plants so was very excited about the gift....

Distilling Our Craft

This weekend I learned a lot about how alcohol is made. Chris and I and our spouses went on a tour and tasting St. George’s Spirits in...

Measuring Success

Over the last few months Braid has been working on a strategic plan. As a part of that plan we have been conducting research into other mentoring...

Back to School

My social media feeds this week have been full of back-to-school pictures. Nieces, nephews, and friends’ kids are all smiling on their front porches, backpacks strapped on,...

Taking Time to Play

With three kittens in my house, I have been reminded lately of the importance of play. (Yeah, those foster kittens I wrote about a couple months ago...

Across the Miles

This week I received a letter from an old friend. This is not really an unusual occurrence: Alison and I have been trading letters since we first...

Lessons from Old Friends

I recently had the opportunity to visit with an old high school friend. We hadn’t seen each other in perhaps 18 years, which is far too long...