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The State of Being Content Right Now

For years, I never enjoyed the present. I was always looking to what's next...my next set of goals, how ...

Oh Joy! Reads: Griffin & Sabine

I first read the trilogy of Griffin & Sabine in my early teens when the books first released in 1991. I was ...

March is Women’s History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, we'll feature some of our academy students who are rising in their fields and ...

Celebrating Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is coming on February 12th (Year of the Ox), and the days and weeks leading up to ...

We got a dog!

Wow...those are 4 words I didn't expect I'd ever say. Here's what happened...

Of Service…

Dr. King famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve." Your service honors Dr. King's life and teachings ...

Scenes from Christmas

I know I said I wouldn't post until after the New Year (oops!), but I wanted to share a few ...

Goodbye 2020!

What a year this has been! What started as a year that had very emotional changes over here in my ...

it’s giving tuesday…

This year has been very difficult financially for many of our neighbors, community, friends—and maybe even our own families. ...

What’s In a Name?

I was born Nantaka Joy Deangdeelert. It’s pretty much the most Thai name you could have…soooo many letters! ...

positive things you can do this weekend…

Happy Friday! The world seems upside down right now, and sometimes it's hard to see the light at the ...

it’s important to vote…

One of the most important duties of every citizen in a democracy is to vote! This year feels especially important ...

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