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Presence In Many Forms

As an aunt whose nieces and nephew live in other parts of the country, I am a big fan of Face Time. I have often celebrated and...

Responding to Charlottesville

This weekend, I was mostly at a loss as I watched from afar what was happening in Charlottesville. Sickening news reports were balanced in my Facebook feed...

The Grand Adventure

“There’s a spider in here! I am going to die!,” was the scream from the back of the rather large rental vehicle. “Yes,” yelled the other three...

The Mixed Emotions of Going to Camp

I remember well the summer I was 9 years old, when my parents packed me off to sleep-away camp. I had been to a shorter overnight camp...

Remembering the Keys

When I was six years old, my mom claimed an old upright piano that a local elementary school was giving away and signed me up for lessons....

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...