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“A Time to Sharpen” Whetstone Podcast

a time to sharpen A bi-weekly podcast that examines how working with teenagers can make us better versions of ourselves: better teachers, better counselors, better parents…better people. Join two of Whetstone Boys Ranch co-founders, Axel Liimatta and Brandon Maxwell, as they discuss what twenty years of serving struggling teenagers and their families has taught them about how to address the most challenging of behaviors. You’ll find answers without dogma, encouragement without false hope, and sharpening without shame.

“Even the Wind” Whetstone Book

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Even the Wind tells the inspirational true story of a community struggling to survive and overcome disaster. In the days, weeks, and months that follow, trauma takes its toll. But along with suffering and struggle comes transformation. A house is rebuilt. A home is restored. And all those tested by the storm—staff, boys, and families—learn lessons in relationship and resilience, which only a tempest can teach.

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