Clarity on a Smoky Day

From the desk of Jayne Battey Paradise, California burned to the ground last night. Here in Half Moon Bay, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and over two-hundred miles away from this small Sierra Nevada foothill town, we are breathing the smoke from the fire. And it is...

There’s No Crying at Work . . . or Is There?

From the Desk of Jayne Battey She was midway through her practice-run for the board presentation. She was on fire —articulate, determined, visionary and passionate. I was with her completely. And suddenly there was a gasp as her words caught in her throat. She took a...

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  From the desk of Jayne Battey. It is mostly dark outside, with just a bit of morning light peeking into the day. I pour the water, measure the coffee and have a minor tussle fitting the unfamiliar coffee pot into place. The rest of the house is asleep, and as I...