The 5 Attributes of a Mentor


“Hello?” I paused. “Is this Cynthia?”, I asked while listening to myself speak. Was that nervous voice mine? “Yes, it is.”, the woman on the other end of the phone pleasantly replied. “Hi.” I paused and stammered. “Um, well, uh, this is Claire Alameda. You probably don’t remember me but we…

My Grandmother’s Table


When I was a little girl one of my favorite places to be was at my Grandmother’s table. It wasn't particularly large or especially beautiful. There were 6, sometimes 8 chairs surrounding it. A brightly colored, flower embroidered cloth covered the wood beneath. When the tablecloth needed a wash a…