Hey everyone. Welcome to a new decade. It’s the first column of 2020, so I bet you're expecting a cliché piece about New Year's resolutions, and how we all should reflect on what has been while looking forward to what may be.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Irrefutably, Santa Cruz County’s greatest strength is its people. Thirteen years ago, I entered the Santa Cruz County Courthouse without the slightest idea of how impactful this comm…

Friday, January 03, 2020
Monday, December 23, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019

Emily was about 5 years old when I first became acquainted with her and her parents. She was a shy, naïve little gal and cute as a bug. Both of her parents worked, so Emily spent her…

Friday, December 13, 2019

Many of you have seen the failing grade the state has given Montessori de Santa Cruz, the small public charter school in Tubac (“Grades run the gamut on school report cards,” NI, Nov…

Friday, December 06, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019

“Research indicates that a child who is exposed to the arts acquires a special ability to think creatively, be original, discover, innovate and create intellectual property – key att…

Friday, October 25, 2019

My husband and I moved to Rio Rico from Northern California in 2000. We enjoy its rural nature as it reminds us of what Sonoma County looked like 60 years ago. But we, like everyone …

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019