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The Three-Inch Pipe

I’m a bit of a history nerd. So, my ears really perked up the other day when my friend was sharing with me about Winston Churchill’s three-inch pipe theory over lunch the other day. ┬áThe topic came about as I … Continue reading

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War Stories

In my professional life, the sharing of experiences and case studies is called swapping war stories. I work in an industry that involves crisis and emergency management, lending to some very interesting experiences. Sometime, you feel as if you’re the … Continue reading

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Timing, ICWA, Tantrums and Waiting

It’s a hodgepodge day. 1. Timing. Yesterday, I received a reminder of God’s perfect timing. Right in the middle of Older One’s fourth or fifth major meltdown of the weekend, I received a text. A good friend wanted to let … Continue reading

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The Big Meeting

Twenty years ago, the room may have been nice. But, today it smelled like pee. High above the surrounding streets, we entered the conference room at county social services today. Half the room was floor-to-ceiling glass with ancient vertical blinds. … Continue reading

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Timelines

Wow. More than a month between posts. Oops! Life just got incredibly busy. In recent weeks, we’ve gained a better sense of the timeline toward adoption. It’s pretty straightforward… almost. We have a major meeting later this month where we … Continue reading

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