February 3, 2023

What's in a name? Somehow I'm the first writer to ask that question. Think about it: if we called a rose something else, would that…

I had the pleasure of writing a blog post with my friend and former colleague Sarah Benner-Kenagy. We wrote about Transformational Capacity Building for Community-Centric…

During the covid pandemic, service providers had to be in a lot of places, fast. We couldn't rely on traditional models if we wanted to…

the sun setting on a green field
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before sunset

I talked to my mom earlier this week. She's the director of a professional organization that is starting to lose steam. She's led the organization…

an aisle between two shelves of books at the seattle public library
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playing favorites 2022

Back in January, I decided to read in a different way this year. I would cast a wide net for the books I want to…

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before sunset

I talked to my mom earlier this week. She's the director of a professional organization that is starting to lose steam. She's led the organization for decades through highs and lows and excellent conferences. Their membership numbers are in decline. Engagement among members is down since covid and hasn't recovered…

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what’s in a name?

What's in a name? Somehow I'm the first writer to ask that question. Think about it: if we called a rose something else, would that name change how it smells? Try it. It didn't, right? I am positive that a rose would, with a different name, still smell nice. Original…

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it just works

"As president," Kamala Harris announced in the throes of her presidential campaign. "I’ll establish a student loan debt forgiveness program," she wrote. "For Pell Grant recipients," she added. "Who start a business that operates for three years in disadvantaged communities." Student loan forgiveness is a bold plan. It's one that's…

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you lost me there

Nod if this has happened to you before (full disclosure: I can't see you). You might strike up a conversation with a coworker about rent prices. They're too high! What are landlords even doing with that money? You might have a gallows-tinged laugh or two about how the hellscape we…

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playing favorites 2022

Back in January, I decided to read in a different way this year. I would cast a wide net for the books I want to read, but choose with care the ones I actually read. Even though I read about the same number of books as I did last year,…

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