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Chiapas Mexico Dec 26, 2018 - Just spent five wonderful days in Chiapas Mexico. We toured the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, a colonial town founded in 1528. It is at 7200 feet elevation so chilly. I especially liked the markets where the fruit was arranged artistically. We climbed up a hill to see a local church — apparently […]
I Have a Blog: Jul 24, 2018 - Strategies and Stories for Doing Good Better I have served on more than a dozen boards. Some effectively steward the organization to meet its mission. A few are completely dysfunctional. Most are in between. I know that all organizations can benefit from better board leadership. So I started a blog on board service. Check it […]
Alaska Cruise Jun 25, 2017 - I went to Alaska with my 89-year-old Dad, my 83-year-old step mom, my 79-year-old mother-in-law and a friend. We left from Seattle and went to Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. We stopped for a few hours in Victoria BC but we did not get off the ship. It was a great way for my parents to […]
India Apr 15, 2017 - One thing I love about India is how it confronts every sense — it can be both a delight and an assault. This trip I visited Delhi and Varanasi. What I remember and loved most were the sites, the smells, the sounds: The spectacle of people everywhere, women in the bright colors they embrace and […]
Cuba Jan 28, 2017 - I spent nine days in Cuba on a photography tour. We were in Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Reflections: Cuba is a country in transition. It is not a third-world country, rather more a first-world country which has been neglected for 30 or 40 years. Once elegant buildings and first-world infrastructure are decaying. The infamous […]
Reflections on the Election Nov 9, 2016 - Today is Nov. 9, the day after the Presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Last night, I barely slept. I went to bed about 10:30 p.m. because I had to get up early to catch a flight. Still, I tossed and turned, my stomach numb, my heart heavy with sadness, fear. I wondered […]
Beyond Equity: Removing Barriers Jul 24, 2016 - I was at a meeting a number of months ago where we talked about equity. The speaker showed the picture of three children looking at a ball game over a fence. It is a great illustration to show the difference between equality and equity. Equality is giving everyone the same thing. Each child is given […]
Beyond Diversity — Having Courageous Conversations Jul 1, 2015 - I attended the Beyond Diversity training given by Pacific Educational Group – called Advancing the Courageous Conversation and Defining Courageous Leadership in Education. I was skeptical before starting the two-day training. Quite honestly, there are few trainings that are worth giving up two full days. Usually, I don’t find the information sufficiently stimulating. Usually, the […]
SVP Thriving in India Nov 12, 2014 - I published a blog on my visit to SVP Bangalore and SVP Mumbai. Check it out:  
Thoughts About Africa Oct 6, 2013 - I had never been to sub Saharan Africa before. We went to a private game reserve in South Africa called MalaMala. Then we went with some friends to Zambia near Kafue National Park. We stayed a couple days in Livingstone to see Victoria Falls. And we spent one day in Johannesburg where we visited an […]