So in prep for writing this new year I listened to the news this morning. Quite frankly it was either about the successful Rose Parade, the snow that has closed some of our major roads, and the new regarding Ms. Gabor. Maybe it's me, but it doesn't feel like much fodder for thought.
So, I'll begin this year as I ended the last - with familia. This is the closest we got to a group photo over during our time together over the Christmas/holiday break.
We're by Morro Rock and it is cold, and windy, and cold. Did I mention was cold? But each of us was dressed warmly enough that we were able to enjoy the weather at least for a while.
You can't see much of Matt's face, he's busy enjoying the vertical vista, but if you go to the link below you can learn more about the work he does.
Perhaps I'm partial, well I know I am, but it would be great to hear more news about folks like him and the sort of work done by Outside In - his workplace.
Their mission is "to help homeless youth and other marginalized people towards improved health and self-sufficiency. We are...service providers and advocates, experts in understanding adolescents, a federally qualified health center, a licensed mental health agency, and leaders in serving GLBTQ youth.
His work was recently recognized in this article -