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Anticipation

July 15, 2024

As you read this, I will be hiking into the backcountry of the Adirondacks in New York, about 50 miles west of Burlington, Vermont. Last week, when I took my camping supplies down from the attic, Kaya started hovering as if to say, Don’t leave me behind!” She seemed relieved when it was finally time […]

Driving Lessons!

July 8, 2024

This last week, I had the opportunity to spend 5 hours helping my daughter, Ruchi, learn to drive. I really enjoyed it! Watching your child move across a life threshold is a special blessing. When I learned to drive in Indiana at age 16, it was a breeze to get my license. They make it […]

The Bipolar General

July 2, 2024

Major General Gregg Martin is a United States Army two-star general who retired in 2014. From July 2012 to July 2014, he was the President of the National Defense University at Fort McNair Army Base in Washington, D.C. from July 2010 to July 2012, he served as the Commandant of the U.S. Army War College […]

Summit!

June 24, 2024

I am in Salt Lake City getting ready for the 1st National Summit to End Stigma, which begins tomorrow. I feel like a kid in a candy store! There are so many amazing participants! I know this because I have been reviewing the registration list twice weekly for some time. I am stoked that our […]

Heart of the Wilderness

June 17, 2024

Well, you knew this was coming after last week’s post, right? Here is my beloved Kaya, who positioned herself in our tent deep in the wilderness of Shenandoah National Park, where we recently spent a night. In the middle of the night, there was a small animal fighting. Sounded like foxes screaming at each other […]

Into the Woods

June 10, 2024

Got my list out. Getting ready to go in the woods for a personal retreat with my canine companion, Kaya, this summer. Just made a batch of […]

Baby Divya

June 3, 2024

Affectionately known as little demon, our youngest pack member is Divya. She is now a little over a year old. When she arrived at 8 weeks, she […]

Looking for Mental Health Influencers

May 27, 2024

No doubt you have already read about Stop Stigma Together, the national Grand Challenge to eliminate the stigma around mental health and substance use disorders. You may […]

Dogs in Training

May 20, 2024

My daughter and I are training our dogs. In the picture above, we have taken them to a restaurant that has seating outdoors. We needed a place […]

Rainbows

May 13, 2024

Driving home from dinner Saturday evening, we saw one of the brightest rainbows I’ve ever witnessed. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It was remarkable. Rainbows are […]

Saraswati by the Fruit Bowl

April 29, 2024

I was preparing to cook some dal on Sunday when I looked out onto our deck. There, a tiny Buddha statue was sitting on the floor. As […]

Securing Support

April 22, 2024

My daughter, Ruchi, is training her dog, Divya, to be a service dog. Ruchi has a form of seizure, and Divya provides companionship that actually lowers the […]

Assistance Required

April 15, 2024

For 18 months after graduating from college, I apprenticed as a handyman. It was a ton of fun. Every assignment required me to learn something new, from […]

Knot Me

April 1, 2024

I often carry string and instructions for tying knots with me. Knots are amazing, and I like to practice. Before we had tape or common access to […]

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