meet them where they are

Throughout her life – at every age – when people meet my daughter, or see us together, or hear about our relationship, they usually say one or both of the following: I hope I can have that kind of relationship with...

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quality of life

Something in me broke yesterday. I feel like a failure. I feel like a fool. We’ll be okay. We have circled the wagons – we are supporting each other with deep kindness and compassion. One way or another, grief is at...

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training as a warrior

This has been another autumn of helping high school seniors with their applications to college. This year, I worked only in the after-school program. At first, not being in the AVID classroom during the school day felt like yet...

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inspired by gaman and compassion

There was a draft post waiting when I came to my computer this morning, the post I was working on for today. Before finishing up and hitting the publish button, I detoured for a quick visit to facebook, twitter, and my...

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what she said: mary travers

If we are going to teach the world to stop hating the different, the other, then we’re going to have to start with children. Peter, Paul & Mary. Mary Travers is that Mary, part of a group with a musical career that...

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