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A whole other zone of our lives – August in Grand Lake, CO (western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park) every summer from 2002 – 2018. Heaven.

Taking flight

My daughter and I have just returned home via airplane from a 3-week stay in Massachusetts. While boarding, my daughter asked: “Do you suppose the plane itself actually runs on Dunkin’?” (that’s for you Dunkin’ Donuts fans out there – did you know they have an app now? amazing!).  We leveraged the fact that remote schoolContinue reading “Taking flight”

Life choices

One important part of my job day-to-day is listen and counsel as students describe and weigh choices they need to make in their lives. Should they choose this academic area of concentration or a different one? This career or that career? Big decisions, any of which could have the potential to shape the rest ofContinue reading “Life choices”

Being in the know

One of the many upsides of having teens in the house is the constant opportunity for self-improvement. Our lacunae are pointed out on a daily basis, which is super helpful. My knowledge base is a frequent target and I readily acknowledge some serious gaps, for example, history. Did I just pay no attention in thisContinue reading “Being in the know”

Welcome home

Wonderful Stanford Human Biology students – I can’t believe that many of you will finally be heading home to Stanford. What a relief! It is such a joy to know that you will be on campus and enjoying this place and each other (in a safe and sensible and rule-following way, of course). I wasContinue reading “Welcome home”

The halfway mark

Those of us occupying the Stanford universe find ourselves at that delicate moment halfway through winter quarter. This is the time when everyone needs to dig deep. Students are battling through their midterms, coping with the accumulation of 5 weeks of course material. Faculty, meanwhile, are willing themselves to keep going for another 5 weeksContinue reading “The halfway mark”

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