September, 2016

Just say “Yes”

September 27th, 2016 Uncategorized

A month before I started at KenCrest, I attended my first big management meeting.  There were over 75 people in attendance.  I had no idea how I was going to remember everybody’s names.I used a memory trick by associating the person with something else.  It worked.  The first two people I met were Vivian Reese from Cedar. I deemed her…

Inclusivity is a contemporary sign of holiness

September 21st, 2016 Uncategorized

Recently, I attended the memorial for a friend who passed away this summer. His children lived all around the country and he did not want anything fancy.  He was Jewish but not religious. He volunteered throughout his life to make what appeared to be impossible happen. His name was Lee Casper. He helped Sister Rose Martin establish a middle school…

DSPs- Heroes Every Day

September 16th, 2016 Uncategorized

Last week, I met Curtis and the people who surround his life.   I met his sister, the staff who support him, and his housemates.  I started out with a goal to follow a CHS(community home supervisor) around for a few hours to get a sense of the challenges. I achieved those goals and then some.  I will start with Curtis’…

Not Now.. I’m Watching My Favorite Show

September 7th, 2016 Uncategorized

I confess to a few guilty pleasures.  I watch back-to-back episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress” and Martha Bakes.  I don’t do it often. I know they are unrelated subjects but one show is hilarious (women try on dresses, some are dreadful and their sidekicks debate what looks good) and the other is educational (Martha demonstrates complex baking techniques).…

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