Musings

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

I love these long, velvety nights approaching Winter Solstice, where we turn to each other for comfort, warmth, and good cheer. I love the jig-jaggy strings of Christmas lights poking […]

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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Summer is, by far, my most favorite season. It’s no wonder that the Solid Fire Consulting logo looks a little like a Summer sun ablaze or the volunteer sunflower in […]

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Seventeen months, seven seasons, and eighteen demonstrations after the presidential election, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waking up most mornings and spending most days cycling between two […]

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

We did it! We made it through the darkest nights of the year. And we’re still here. Some of us had our reality turned inside-out this summer in the presence […]

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

I cannot believe we’re coming up on almost a year since the presidential disaster, aka election. I’m still reeling, my friends and family are still reeling, the organizations and communities […]

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Here in New York City, we are experiencing an unusual and very welcome spate of warm, gorgeous days, free of the usual thick, oppressive humidity. For me, Summer is about […]

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

During these trying times, when I ask people the question, “What are you looking forward to this spring?” responses range from “Nothing; fascism has arrived” to “My grandchild’s first steps.” […]

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Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Well, we made it to the last month of 2016. It is so hard to sit with the discomfort of not knowing where we are going. I’m feeling it. My […]

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Here in New York City, we are in the midst of the final throes of a very hot few months. With its cooling sweet and salty tang, watermelon-feta-mint salad has […]

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Monday, March 28th, 2016

I am pleased to announce the birth of New Direction in Evaluation’s most recent volume “Evaluation and Facilitation“. The proud parents (aka Editors) are myself, Rita Fierro, and Dawn Hanson […]

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