Mentoring People of All Ages Will Build a Stronger Workforce and it Falls on All Our Shoulders

Blog-Turned-OpEd Piece While writing a blog post about the importance of mentoring in my own life, the message grew to include how we can all help young (and not-so-young) people grow to be successful in whatever career they choose. The following piece was published in the December 25, 2014 issue of The Bakersfield Californian: As … More Mentoring People of All Ages Will Build a Stronger Workforce and it Falls on All Our Shoulders

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Polishing Rocks

A pocket full of rocks when I was a kid meant this girl had a smile on her face. My favorites were the Apache teardrops from Papa (I now know they were obsidian), then there were the sparkly ones I so desperately wanted to believe were embedded with silver. Technically, my Papa’s arrowheads (that are … More Polishing Rocks

Pack Carefully for Yoga to Avoid a Revealing Experience

Monday evening yoga is my favorite, but it means packing up my items early in the morning, during the pre-work rush. When packing for yoga class, I recommend taking an extra moment to ensure you have selected the right items. Otherwise, the results can be quite revealing. Monday night yoga is the best: It’s free, … More Pack Carefully for Yoga to Avoid a Revealing Experience

Running with Skunks

The cutest little skunk joined us on our run today. Actually, I think we joined HIM on HIS run because we caught up as he moved (quite quickly for the short-legged guy) near the curb, against traffic, in what is normally my assigned running position. We live in a well-developed area, but you never know … More Running with Skunks

My New Crush

Awake early again, on a Saturday morning. In my pre-dawn haze, waiting hopefully for sleep to return, I knew it was useless. Words were dancing on the walls of my brain. Different sizes, different colors. Too brightly lit for sleep to return. It wouldn’t be back. Frustrating this time, because the words weren’t the content … More My New Crush