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Asking and Being Asked

My friend and colleague Brian Saber interviewed me for his site Asking Matters about how I make asks and how I like to be asked. You can read the feature here. His questions really made me think about how important it is to feel comfortable making an ask when you fund raise.

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How printing new business cards made me reflect on what I do and why I do it

Small things can turn into big things. You know, the broken oven that turns into a kitchen remodel. So, I am running out of business cards. Time to reprint. And reprinting business cards has led me to reflect on what I do and why I do it. What do I want my new business cards […]

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Guest Blog on The Learner First Web Site

I was asked to write a guest blog on The Learner First web site. Check it out here.

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Burma (Myanmar) 2013

Our trip to Burma was a photography tour led by a long-time friend Dave Cardinal. I had not taken photos before, so when we decided to go on this tour, I got my first camera — a Canon Rebel. I am happy to report my photos improved over the trip. Burma was temples and monks, […]

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Laos 2013

Sabaidee – hello. Everyone greets me and I greet them in return. Always a smile. Happy when I greet them first. Say “Mekong River” and I immediately think of the war in Vietnam and all the horrors that went with it. But sunset on the river was innocent. Vientiane is the capital of Laos. We […]

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Holiday Reflections

This is the first time in 13 years that I will spend the holiday season in this country. So if you see me shaking in a corner, please turn off the Christmas music, I’ll be okay soon. One aspect of the holiday season is giving. And many years ago my husband Will and I decided […]

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Child Care Resources Honored Me for 15 Years of Service

My remarks from the CCR Luncheon on Friday Nov 2 I want to thank the CCR staff and board and everyone here today for this recognition. While I am being honored, it is really the dedicated and caring CCR staff who do all the work and who should get the credit. You might ask why […]

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Charter Schools — Initiative 1240

Many of my friends and colleagues are asking me about how to vote on Charter Schools. I voted Yes. Here’s why:My attitude about charters is Why not? What we have now is definitely not working. We have to quit thinking of schools in a one-size-fits-all fashion. Current schools work for some kids. Charter schools will […]

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Trip to Bangalore August 2013

As soon as I stepped out of the airport, I could smell the curries. The warm and humid air thickening their intensity. My second trip to India was about to begin. My husband, Will, travels to India many times a year on business. I benefit from the wonderful tea and some lovely jewelry he brings […]