An apology for not getting to meet a teacher…

We’ve  been supporters and fans of “Teach for America” — a way young college graduates work in the school system, generally in underserved neighborhoods, and see what they can do to make the education system better.  We got involved in Los Angeles by supporting our first 7th grade math teacher then tried to do the…

The Cheesecake Factory

Gloria G. and Gloria S. are best friends, both in their eighties, who met in singing class a while ago.  We have a birthday tradition of going to Cheesecake Factory in The Grove followed by a frenzied search of Forever 21 for low-priced jewelry.  I wanted Cheesecake folks to know how much we enjoy their…

Congrats on the gig!

When it was announced Kelley would be in charge of reach-out for the Board of Trustees, I wanted to be the first to reach out to her. A hearty welcome makes a new job seem friendlier, somehow. Please Share

Tanning goddess…

Amber ran the front desk where I get spray-on tans.  (I’m not quite a ‘tan-orexic’ but could go there pretty easily). She taught me the nuances of spray versus bed, afterglow versus Dermasilk.  There’s a lot to learn and she never laughed when I didn’t understand. When I found out she’d moved, I wanted to let her…

Squeamish…

My eye doctor knows I’d rather have a baby without an epidural than visit her. She doesn’t take it personally, and we laugh about it.  Because I’m such a “flight risk”, I thank her after each difficult visit.  (I won’t even tell you about the time I had to get a gorgeous hypnotist to accompany…