Let’s talk about this picture. I’m honored, truly, to have been brought along to college in any way, shape, or form. But then to be placed lovingly and respectfully next to a book about Obama and a leather bound journal TO WRITE IN with some newly sharpened old school, hard core pencils is just plain… Continue reading A New School Year: the Trouble and Triumph of Transition
When a young person dies in any community, the ripple effect for families is a profound, devastating tragedy. When a young person dies in a small town like ours, and when that young person is a fire fighter from a family of six children, the tragedy weighs heavily on each and every person, whether they… Continue reading Remembering Another Life Ended Too Soon…
Two boys in these photos. One is wearing footie Batman PJ’s on a hot summer evening, and the other, his buddy Logan, is sporting more sensible shorts and t-shirt, along with a pair of crutches. They are playing soccer in our back yard. Together. For over an hour. Until it was too dark to see… Continue reading What Kids Teach Us About Ability: #WeAreAllSportsFans Part 2
I apologize for the grainy quality of this photo, and if you aren’t blinded by the red terrycloth shorts on the super stylish far right circa 1983, you’ll note a beautiful young woman in pink. This is my cousin, Michelle, who passed away from pediatric leukemia maybe a year or two after this picture… Continue reading Thank you Pan Mass Challenge Cyclists!
My second “public support and sharing of a hashtag” ever: #WeAreAllSportsFans. The first being #endpianoviolence, which if you haven’t checked out Meredith Koch’s story, you ought to. The goal of the #WeAreAllSportsFans campaign, launched by Mpower Sports and Recreation on Aug. 1, is to reach the international sports community and sports fans worldwide and have… Continue reading #WeAreAllSportsFans