Celebrating Wins


Some wins come quickly. Others take years to reach that big win. This beyond accessible playground is three-and-a-half years in the making.  Only four days remain until ALL may play in Bremerton. I can hardly wait.  I’m drenched in anticipation. I wish for you this sort of moment.  It’s pure joy! Why not try to

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I can…

I’d hardly noticed it.  It was so quiet.  It was a small voice in my head that kept telling me I couldn’t fix my oven door. It’s silly.  I’m an engineer.  I should be confident in my intellectual ability to figure out how an oven door works and in my mechanical ability to fix it. 

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I am one.

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale Today I had the honor of watching my great friend and fearless Vice President, Rebekah Uhtoff, recognized as a Kitsap

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Good Friends

One of life’s joys is to spend a day or days sharing big thoughts and great conversations with good friends. Enjoy those moments whenever you can. Allow those moments to wash away all the residue of corporate speak and hollow thought. Be renewed.  Ian Sane via Compfight

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Surprised and Honored

During last night’s Leadership Kitsap Class of 2013 Graduation, the Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association–as they do each year–recognized one alumni with an award for continued community service.  I was surprised and honored when Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association President, Connie Mueller, began reading a nomination about work with Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play and awarded me the

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alxhee via Compfight One of the distinct joys of leading a mature Guiding Coalition (we’ve been at this for almost eight years now) is that the wins just keep rolling in.  Today, entirely unexpectedly, a win appeared in my inbox, wrapped in a fabulous e-mail. You see, years ago there was a Guiding Coalition team

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Recognized and Refreshed

Yesterday I was honored to be recognized as one of five employees of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) nominated for Outstanding Volunteer Services Employee of the Year.   My nomination was based on my work with Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play, as we seek to bring the first accessible playground to

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So All May Play!

What a celebration! What support! What a playground we are going to build together! Over $4,200 was given today towards Bremerton’s first playground for ALL abilities!” – Rebekah Uhtoff, Vice President of Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play, 23 Feb 2013 This weekend I got to see driving change at its peak.  Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play celebrated

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