Category Archives: mentoring

Jordan Weil Goes to Boys State 2016

When Jordan was invited by his high school to apply for the 2016 Boys State, we had never heard of this program. We soon learned it is put on by The American Legion. After sitting through the Inaugural Ceremony Awards … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mr. Woodman’s Music

Alex Woodman was my son’s favorite teacher. A few weeks ago, he died suddenly at 59.  It’s taken time to process, for me and for the whole community. There are no words to describe this man, but because he loved stories, and words … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Consensus and Connection

Each child is so unique, so precious. My youngest boy (nearly an adult at this point) is a post-modern leader. He, like Nelson Mandela, leads from behind. He’s all about consensus and the group. He has never been the kid … Continue reading

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Hobbies Keep Us Healthy

Imagine your city streets filled with hobby cars stretching back to the early 50s. That’s what it’s like on Hilltop Drive in Redding every April at Kool April Nites. Each year, I’m amazed at how much time and money people put … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

Every so often, along this life path, I meet up with some Earth Angels. I know them instantly, even before they speak. I know them by their light first. It transcends their outside wrapping and often doesn’t let the world … Continue reading

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The Greatest Compensation

“It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson My son Abraham sent me this note in a text last week which said, … Continue reading

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Are You from the Empty or Full School?

Whether you are a pessimist or an optimist is about the story you tell yourself and how you tell it. Joan Borysenko, PhD says it all boils down to your resilience and how you react to stressful events in your … Continue reading

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Dive in!

Well, hello July. Welcome. I just spent the last weekend of June at a swim meet (where I spend many summer weekends in fact) in the quaint town of Etna, California. It’s the kind of quaint where in the early … Continue reading

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Gloves for Troops: Giving a Healthy Habit to our Troops

When I first met Vance Albitz, he was in high school in Southern California. I came to him because my youngest son was playing baseball, and he needed some practice on the side to improve. Vance loves baseball and offered … Continue reading

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Zumbathons: Everybody Wins!

You may remember my friend Darbie. I first blogged about her in the “Darbi-nator” because I thought it was pretty fantastic that she followed her Zumba dreams, found classes, became an instructor, and now teaches her students (most of whom … Continue reading

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