Author: jill.lord

Fit and Philanthropic

I didn’t give it much thought when I first signed up. This year, my department at work committed to engaging in events outside of work by participating in a race every month. The first was the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k. I like to run so I signed up for the 5K along with a handful of other teammates. As we waited at the starting line on that cold morning that threatened mist and I longed for my warm bed, the announcer introduced a recipient of Make-a-Wish Foundation and handed her the mic. This precious woman explained that she is an adult survivor...

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Of Grapes and Rocks

When we were in Italy recently, we saw a lot of beautiful grape vines growing in the Tuscan region. We viewed vines gracing the hills, standing tall in neat rows beside the road, and hanging beautifully overhead on trellises. I was completely blown away with what we learned about Sangiovese grapes. Depending on the region where they grow, they make up either Chianti wines, Brunello Wines, and even a few other wines. We learned specifically that Brunello wines come from grapes grown on Tuscan hills in the small town of Montalcino in soil composed of rocks. Not only did they...

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Jill Roman Lord

“JillChanging the world, one child at a time.

2017 Selah Award Finalist

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