Author Archives: grace

To the Golden Bear Students I Met Saturday at Stanford – Thank you for Saying YES!

They woke up at 6 a.m. in Berkeley on a Saturday morning, in the middle of due dates for their final papers, project and finals…. They carpooled in two cars and headed south to Palo Alto. By 8:05 a.m. they were … Continue reading

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Keynote Moment: What I Shared with Teenagers on Latino Achievement Night

  Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting honor student Alicia Fisher at the Latino Achievement Night ceremony at Castro Valley High School. This young activist got up on stage and unapologetically called out the decades of systemic bias … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month and Latino Americans’ long-standing History of Military Service

Dr. Hector P. García: “a man who in the space of one week delivers twenty babies, twenty speeches, and twenty thousand votes.” Today’s #HispanicHeritageMonth post to raise awareness of Latino Americans’ contributions and longstanding history of #military service honors a man whose name is … Continue reading

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On the topic of Book Awards – a Strong Opinion from an Indie Publisher Who Has Won 11 in International Contests

I stumbled upon a most interesting blog tonight (Writer Beware) and found it fascinating…because of this tagline: “Shining a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. ” They also provide “advice for … Continue reading

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Why I’m Excited for the May 14th Launch of the First-Ever Online “Civilian Boot Camp” for Transitioning Service Members

In the U.S. military, what matters is the teamwork and what can be accomplished together versus individually. We who served carry that lesson forward into civilian life once we take the uniform off for the last time. There are many … Continue reading

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Tips for YOUR Winter Family Adventure at Lake Tahoe

Earlier this month, I submitted a detailed review to TripAdvisor for the resort where my family and I kicked off 2018 at South Lake Tahoe. While I was writing it, I was inspired to write even more to share with … Continue reading

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What I Did Before My Daughter’s First Birthday

**PLEASE SHARE WITH PARENTS OF YOUNG, BLIND BABIES TO INSPIRE & MOTIVATE THEM INTO ACTION FOR THEIR CHILD** This is a piece I contributed to the American Foundation for the Blind FamilyConnect® For parents of children with visual impairments. You … Continue reading

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Celebrating Two-Way Immersion Program and Biliteracy in Turlock

On Thursday, after having served children at Naval Air Station Lemoore to celebrate Month of the Military Child, I drove up the gorgeous, uber-green Central Valley to the city of Turlock. I passed Atwater, the town where Castle Air Force … Continue reading

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Air Force Veteran/Author Serves Children of U.S. Navy for Month of the Military Child

It’s April – Month of the Military Child – when we thank the children whose parents are serving in our volunteer armed forces. We recognize them for the sacrifices they are forced to make as children whose parents are frequently called … Continue reading

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Processing Those Honest Mother’s Day Messages from my Children

One of the best benefits of being a mommy is receiving handmade projects that convey love from your children. Really nothing beats that…because kids create directly from their hearts…It’s #NoFilters defined. Mother’s Day is the day that, if you’re lucky, … Continue reading

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