2011 to 2021: Dr. Laine Scales

2011 to 2021: Dr. Laine Scales [Note: 10 years ago, Dr. Scales purchased the Good Neighbor property. Though this interview is not meant to be a retrospective, it invites us to appreciate ongoing commitments to the mission and vision first conceived 10 years ago.] For...

Mr. Jorge Vielledent, New Board Member

Mr. Jorge Vielledent, New Board Member Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jorge Vielledent. Mr. Vielledent is a new board member at Good Neighbor House. And though he has not yet assumed any specific roles, he says interested in working with Volunteers or...

Meet Heather Deal

Meet Heather Deal Meet Board Member Heather Deal, who moved to Waco from New York City a few years ago and joined the Board 2-3 months after she moved here, when Dr. Scales asked her if she wanted to join the community. Ms. Deal works very closely with Ms. De Laurell...

Meet Rory Jones (part 1)

Meet Rory Jones (part 1) A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rory Jones, the Good Neighbor Board Member who oversees (and does much of the) maintenance at the house. Speaking with him is interesting because he’s had a front-row seat, more than most, to...

Sarah Flores and “Third Places”

Sarah Flores and “Third Places” Before reading Joelle’s posts about third places, I was unfamiliar with that concept. Now that I think about ways I might have experienced third places in my life, I remember mostly spending time in bookstores and the...