Today I took part in a brainstorming session involving staff from my office and DNREC, where I worked back in the early 1990s. Sometimes it's fun to get out of the office and talk through issues with a selection of scientists, planners and policy people.
The folks I work with, and the other state employees we deal with, are a fascinating group. There are a wide range of backgrounds and world-views and talents and biases. There are differing senses of humor. Many of us have a shared history. Some are new to me.
I am thankful for a chance to share thoughts, hear ideas, and learn more about these people and their desire to find ways to do better for our state.
A practice of giving thanks for things and thoughts and places and people.