Finding My Park

In honor of National Park Week (April 18-26, 2015,) the U.S. National Park Service is encouraging people to share stories of their experiences with the Parks through the campaign “Find Your Park.” My story is not so unique, not so unlike the many others that have been told already and the countless others that will be shared as … More Finding My Park

30 Years of Moments

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” -C.S. Lewis My father turned 60 earlier this month. I know he won’t mind me saying so because he wrote an entire blog about it. For my Dad, “Sixty Ain’t … More 30 Years of Moments

I Am NOT Short

In 1998, I traveled with my father to the beautiful state of Washington. We rented a car and put about 1,600 miles on it, visiting Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mount Baker National Forest, Whidbey Island, Grand Coulee Dam and a quirky little Western town called Winthrop, which had good candy and ice cream and VHS rentals … More I Am NOT Short

What Do We Know?

This blog post is more than a rant about Yahoo!, but allow me to share my recent experience with its photo and hosting site Flickr by way of an introduction. I’ve been an avid Flickr user since 2006, and a Pro (paid) subscriber since 2007. For most of that time, Flickr was never the prettiest photo sharing site, but … More What Do We Know?

Feedback is a Gift

One of my mentors has elevated the quote “Feedback is a gift” to a near mantra for our team. Occasionally, the quote has served as an introduction to a piece of imminent personal feedback, prompting me to ask “Does it come with a gift receipt?” Personally and professionally, it can be difficult to ask for … More Feedback is a Gift