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Sheila Seiler Lagrand
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Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Trabuco Canyon, California
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Time-traveling flashlight, anyone?
Me. Notebook. Keds. Grandma and ‘Pa’s Patio. San Clemente, CA. Circa 1971. I never tired of hearing my grandmother’s story of her courtship and marriage to my grandfather. He real…
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What happens when we turn our fears on their heads? 
A Western Tanager (I Think) In Our Back Yard. From our dining room, we enjoy sit-down views into the crowns of the trees in our back yard. Call it an upside, if you will, of living on a hillside l…
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True story. Allegory.
An Allegory One weekend, some years ago, I wielded my glue gun to affix little foam hearts, brightly colored, about the size of a golf ball’s shadow, all around the edges of a plate-glass mir…
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My basket runneth over. Yours, too? 
The cross was enough–more than I ever expected or deserved. But He didn’t stop there. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to …
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Can we learn wonder? Can we teach it? 
Super bloom. Death Valley, California. February 27, 2016. I wish we could bring the children to see this, I said to my husband as we tread upon the desert floor, awed by the rafts of flowers that …
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Oh, they think of the wildest questions--at the most awkward times!
Carly and Lala, Pensive. July 2012. Every parent knows the feeling, right? Your little beloved asks a tough question–tough because it delves into grown-up matters, tough because you’re …
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Stuff you can do when the stuff hits the fan. 
Cadence and Lala. February 2014. If you know someone whom trouble has never visited, well, you don’t know that person as well as you think you do. Rotten stuff happens. It rolls right in alon…
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It's springtime. Be delightful. 
Cadence, Licking a Beater. Springtime is delightful, isn’t it? In our part of the world, the hills are green, flowers are bursting out everywhere, and the hummingbirds can’t keep their…
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Love. Love big. Love when it's hard. Especially then. 
Batter Up! Ayden and Papa Rich. May 2009. Lala, why aren’t you here with me? Cadence drew out the “here” to three syllables. I heard his mother in the background: Cadence, hush! W…
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On the special gifts of being a faraway grandparent. 
Five Awesome Things About Grandparenting From Afar Our grandlittles have never lived in our community. Two households-full are within a 90-minute drive; the third set is currently on the opposite c…
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You don't need a title to bait a hook.
A Stealth Grandpa and His Grandson Who “Counts?” Chat with my friend Mike over fellowship hall coffee turned to his son’s recent marriage and the new family dynamics that stowed a…
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"I said 'ow!'"
"But I said 'ow!' FIRST!"
Cousins Ayden and Cadence, Sprinkler, Football. August 2008. Does a little conflict brighten your day? Do you enjoy disputes? I’ve heard that some people do. Me, not so much. Mornings, before…
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I write. Oh, and I'm an operations manager at a registered investment advisory firm.
Employment
  • Small RIA
    operations manager, 2006 - present
  • self employed
    writer and editor, 2009 - present
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Wife, Mom, Lala (grandma), child of God. And I write.
Introduction
Southern California native whose heart left a big ole chunk behind in Polynesia. Alum of Bonita Vista, Grossmont, Southwestern, UCSD, UCLA. Storyteller at Godspotting with Sheila. 
Bragging rights
As Scripture says, "Whoever brags must brag about what the Lord has done." (1 Corinthians 1:31, GW)
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Anthropology, 1987 - 1995
  • University of California, San Diego
    Anthropology, Writing, 1985 - 1987
  • Grossmont College
    transfer prep, 1983 - 1985
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RSMPT has seen me through rehab after three different orthopedic surgeries along with several courses of treatment to improve my back's function. I could go anywhere. I come here because every staff member is skilled, compassionate, and caring. I recommend RSMPT whenever the opportunity presents itself.
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reviewed a year ago
My husband and I stayed here three nights when we traveled to Oregon to attend graduation at the University of Oregon. I could not have improved one little thing. It was really that impeccable. The sense of well-being settled on me the moment we arrived on the property. Every detail of the common areas and our room was intentional and gorgeous. Different matching coffee mugs every morning in our room? Yes. Understated, warm, thoroughly executed style that said, "relax. unwind"? Yes. Charming, knowledgeable hostess? Yes. Privacy respected? Yes. Food that is beyond incredible? Yes, that too. Just go there. Now.
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