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When workhorses say stop

A few years ago, one of my mentors described me as a Clydesdale–a creature that is capable of accomplishing a tremendous amount …

A grateful heart: Coffee-n-walks

We set out in a new direction every week. Winding around campus. Meandering through quaint downtown streets. Attempting, for a minute anyway, to ford Big …

Late summer, in snapshots

Although it’s very nearly pumpkin time, the sudden spike of Sacramento heat has me thinking about the lovely last bits of summer. …

Guess who’s a Wildcat?

I was a good 25 minutes up the road when I realized I’d left my cell phone on the bathroom counter. After …

You took the spot, now stay in it

In formation flying, there’s an important skill called station keeping. This means staying in the correct position relative to other planes in …

Childhood dreams

We made them crowd into the shed, sweltering in the Sacramento summer. It was our “classroom.” And by golly, we had signed …