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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...

Tea Time

One of the great traditions that I enjoyed while growing up in Britain was the tradition of teatime. I am certain it was the bain of all...

Taking The Risk

This week I have been thinking a lot about research, reward, and risk. On Monday, Chris and I had lunch with our good friend Tom, who is...

In Transition

I am writing about transition this week mostly because we have several teams who are in the midst of a transition. That is, there is a mentor...

Feeding and Being Fed

At my house we recently discovered the TV show “Worst Cooks in America.” The show is in its twelfth season, so we are pretty late to the...

Following the Star

Last month, at the Braid holiday party, I watched part of the Christmas story being acted out right in front of my eyes. Here is what happened:...

This Life’s Gift

As usual I find myself scrambling to consider gifts for this gift giving season. I have been given any number of ideas online and from TV advertisement....

Water to Grow

This fall I finally learned how to how to take care of my succulents. In six years of living in California, I’ve managed to keep quite a...