Archive | July, 2013

Work Travel: The longest days

Hourglass by borabora on Flickr

One of the flaws in what many of us do is this: When we spend our days¬†disseminating¬†our work and training people to use our materials, we are doing one aspect of our job that is very important, but the other parts of our jobs still need to be done. The emails keep coming. The staff […]

Jeff Medkeff: a legacy of giving


There are certain moments that get burned into your memory. for me, one of those moments is the morning of August 4, 2008. I was sitting on the floor in Lynn Cominsky’s house getting ready for a teacher training workshop at Sonoma State. Flipping through my email I was stopped cold by a message that […]

Helsinki for a day


For not the first in my life, I find myself passing thru Helsinki. To me, it keeps being a waypoint between places that gets slept in, wandered about in, and then left behind. The first time I was here was 24 years ago. I and 24 others were on our way back from several weeks […]