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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

This past weekend, my husband Geoff returned home from a week’s training with his new co-pilot and service pup, Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill.He left again this morning for one more week, and even after only a 48-hour furlough home with us, we were so sad to see them both pull away from the house.Emerson came… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Feb. 14, 2018: “When Your Valentine Falls in Love with his Service Dog”

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Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

Don’t get me wrong; we love to celebrate our children’s friendships at school.  We LOVE our teachers– been damn lucky every year since birth so far!  We LOVE the growing friendships in their classrooms, through our neighborhood, on our mountain.  We LOVE the big kids our own look up to.  There is so much LOVE… Continue reading Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

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Puppy Love

Our new puppy, a 14 year old in human years actually, is home for good now that service dog training with Geoff down at NEADS in Princeton, MA is over.  Last weekend was a tease; he came home on a 48 hour furlough and then had to leave again.   But he is here– or wherever… Continue reading Puppy Love

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Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

  (Photo credit: Ken Mack) This has been a rough week for snowmakers of the Northeast.  To say the least.  The very least.  With temperatures hovering around freezing,  the precipitation is indecisive, switching back and forth between being a solid and a liquid. Flood warnings in January for 12-24 hours are also never a good… Continue reading Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

January brings with her unparalleled frigid temperatures along with some weird skin hives on Geoff’s legs caused by the unruly cold; yet she also brings New Year’s resolutions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and, every four years, the eager anticipation of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. We set new goals for ourselves or we don’t;… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

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Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,

Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill, Given your world class service dog status, I’m sure you also read, but if not, I’ll explain when you arrive.  Your new dad, my husband Geoff,  is on his way today to begin training with you as a pair at NEADS in Princeton, MA.  He is really excited for you… Continue reading Dear Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill,

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Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Since I started writing a blog a little over two years ago, this is the longest amount of time I’ve gone without publishing.  It’s not that I didn’t have ideas I wanted to write down; I did, but they felt mundane and unlikely to attract many readers.   Then I got a cold and blew… Continue reading Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day