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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 […]