Portland Roses

What better way is there to reflect than to go on a hike? The day after Expo ended, Support Driven organizer Scott Tran and I wandered the Portland International Rose Test Garden while we thought about what went well at the conference and what we will need to improve on next year. What a treat! … Continue reading Portland Roses

Streamside stairs

I love stone steps, especially when they climb through the woods to a waterfall. Along with lighthouse stairs, the curving stairs on the hike to the Cascades near Blacksburg, Virginia, are among my favorite stairways. They are made with stone from the mountain. They are mossy and organic. They look like they belong. These stone steps … Continue reading Streamside stairs

Lush gardens

I drove to Durham, North Carolina yesterday to meet up with co-workers who are here for their team meetup. As soon as I arrived, I picked up a text message that the group was leaving in 15 minutes to go to the Duke gardens — did I want to join? I dropped my bag in … Continue reading Lush gardens