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...
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...