race. let’s talk about it.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about race and identity.  When you aren’t white, or all-white, race comes up a lot.  Sometimes people are racist, but mostly people are just curious. I look at my kids’ friends and classmates and there are so many […]

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Parent-Friends

So here’s a confession that I’m not very proud of…Before I became a parent, I was NOT looking forward to hanging out with the parents of other kids. According to Meyers Briggs, I’m a ENFJ personality, which basically means that I’m as extrovert, friendly, chatty […]

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Urban Nature Walk

I grew up in Oregon with this guy, a future conservationist and wildlife aficionado, and a dad with a Ph.D. in Zoology.  So, naturally, “nature walks” were a big part of childhood for my brother and I.  As we walked, we would identify plants and animals […]

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