Deborah Dennis

Birthday cake

Guest post by Deborah Dennis, former Project Director of the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center I read with tremendous nostalgia Kristin’s July 6 email to State and Local SOAR Leaders. Wow, SOAR is 10 years old this year…  I recalled so many incredible memories as I reflected on the 10th birthday of SOAR. I remember Michael Hutner,… Read More


Blades of Grass

It’s 4:00 a.m. Some habits die hard and some, I’m learning, never die. My first clue that I was retired was when the secretary ushered me into my financial planner’s office with a completely serious, “Leaving for warmer weather and some shuffleboard this winter?” As a child of working class parents and grandparents (and farmers… Read More