Sharon Frederick is a Sacramento-based freelance writer.
Every entrepreneur knows that it’s lonely at the top. Jeff Smith is no exception.
Though only 16, Audrey Shepherd is as poised and articulate as any 20-something. Her demeanor is that of a young professional; so is her skill as a principal bassoonist with the Sacramento Youth Symphony.
In 2004, 28-year-old Kimberly Kaufman learned she had congestive heart failure.
It all began six years ago, the year my parents turned 80 within a month of one another. Suddenly my strong father, a former steel worker, couldn’t lift most things. At the same time, my multitasking, do-it-all mother became increasingly frustrated by all that she couldn’t accomplish.