This blog is a collection of columns I've written for Bay Area News Group newspapers serving the East San Francisco Bay region.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Cousins from the Pleasanton and Atlanta Ott families and the Bodines got together with aunts and uncles and grandma for a wonderful Thanksgiving in San Francisco. These photos were taken at Baker Beach. Soon after, we played touch football (hence the jerseys) on a field in the Presidio.
After a 30-year career in banking, I'm now an English teacher at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA. My love of education prompted me to serve as an elected school board trustee and to earn my doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's College. My dissertation is associated with two semester-long studies I conducted with student veterans about the benefits of writing about military experience.
For many years I wrote a human interest column for the Bay Area News Group, and this blog is where I posted many of my favorite columns.
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