Author Archives: EBertsch

What’s in a hug, really? We are hugged as babies, hug every one we meet as toddlers, and are forced to hug distant relatives as adolescents. A hug can be a greeting, a show of affection, a celebration. A hug comforts when there are just … Read More »


A working mom, trying to make it work.


It has been nearly two years since I began working at SWIRE. Shortly thereafter, Zack mentioned that he’d love for me to contribute to the blog. I’ve had every intention of doing so, but one thing or another always got in the way. Usually it … Read More »