Wisdom Takes Flight

Wisdom Takes Flight

Catching a wave of ridge air above the mountains was one of my favorite pastimes as a 15-year-old. As winds from the bay encountered the mountains east of Fremont Sky Sailing Airport, they created a ridge lift where glider planes could soar for hours, powered only by...
Stealing From Myself

Stealing From Myself

She stole my patient. That was my exaggerated reaction when a fellow resident in medical school used the data I had collected about the unique medical condition of one of my patients. She included my patient in her academic paper and didn’t even ask me! How dare she?...
Lessons From The Ski Slopes

Lessons From The Ski Slopes

What if Mikaela Shiffrin never learned to fall? I hold my breath while she hurls herself out of the starting gate, dropping precariously into wind gusts, facing 50 technical turns ahead on a 1,000-foot vertical drop. She makes it look effortless. We know it’s not.   ...
The Freedom To Love

The Freedom To Love

My daughter was backing away from me and I didn’t like it. I peppered Erin with questions and she resisted more. We had reached the middle school years. My insecurity as a parent flared up as I felt my daughter slipping through my grasp and I didn’t know how to make...