My in-laws Jen (Chu-Jen) and Ben (Yi-Ben) Tsai moved to the US over 50 years ago to earn advanced degrees. They know my history and my mom but also have interesting life stories of their own to share, including the struggles and dangers of growing up in rural Taiwan and being the first in their immediate families to move to the US.
After a nine-year fight with lymphoma, my father-in-law died on January 31st, 2018. With deep respect and appreciation for my in-laws, I share this conversation I recorded in their dining room in July 2017.
Nancy and Bill Pickett lived across the street from my mom for nearly 40 years and were part of her support structure. Read More
I talk with Rick Richman, Founder and CEO of Firepie, about overcoming challenges in his life, including a truly tragic loss and personal challenges few are willing to discuss openly. He talks about his perseverance through all that pain and eventually leaving a high-paying tech job to start his own business. Read More
Nancy Hadzima worked with my mom for many years at a public day care center in San Diego, California. We talk about that and share stories about losing parents, including how the loss of her father made it hard for her to enjoy Thanksgiving for many years. Read More
I talk with Nancy Lublin, an accomplished entrepreneur who is now the founder and CEO of the tech non-profit Crisis Text Line. Read More
I talk with Marge Goslin about teaching with my mom in Spain in the 1960s as well as turning points Marge has experienced, such as changing careers, moving between continents, shifting her commitment to religion, and finding love late in life. Read More
I sat down with Carol in July at her home in Oakland, California. You’ll hear her talk about how she’s dealing with losing many close friends and family, including her mom and two sisters in just over a year. Read More
I was fortunate to talk with Rabbi Alyson Solomon who helps people work through loss and a whole range of life challenges and joys. She serves a congregation in my home town of San Diego, California. Read More
In this episode, you’ll hear a phone conversation I had with my mom’s good friend Joyce Comfort, who is 86, sharp, and full of good humor. Read More
I’m Jay Badenhope, and this is Go Go Stop Go, a show where I’ll talk with people to explore the big, difficult issues and major turning points in our lives. Read More