I killed a mouse this morning. In a trap, mind you, not with my bare hands. The worst part is that I’ve been hunting mice for weeks unsuccessfully. Not yet 6 AM, I picked up the white trap splattered with what appeared to be dried chocolate milk, next to the garbage can, wondering aloud to… Continue reading Of Mice and Men and Morning Duty
Our fundraising season for Eastern Adaptive Sports will be a short one this year as the days grow darker and leaves change color, and we truly speak from our hearts about how much we appreciate the support. Finally, we have received our official non-profit status from the IRS. Whoop whoop! I’m really proud of my… Continue reading Eastern Adaptive Sports Officially Welcomes Chief Motivational Officer Geoff Krill
Greta, age 5, has put together in her brain that babies are made by God and Mother Nature, and they grow in moms’ bellies across the universe. Totally makes sense. I am comfortable with her believing this for the time being. Carver does not yet care where babies come from, unless they are baby… Continue reading The Holy Trinity: God, Mother Nature, and Patrick Swayze
I am not afraid to compare myself to Super Woman or the ever powerful Princess Leia. Taking pride in super woman status does not make me cocky, arrogant, or self- absorbed; nor, am I afraid to draw a comparison to Hillary Clinton, who, potentially, is our next presidential leader of this great nation, recently criticized… Continue reading When Super Women (or Princess Leias) Lay Down Their Capes (or Light Sabers)
I use #hashtag technology sparingly, mostly because I find reading them really annoying as an English teacher. However, I’ve fully embraced three so far in my life as a marketing blogger; they include #endpianoviolence, #WeAreAllSportsFans, and now this one #YesToGirls, a recent push by the Malala Fund (www.malala.org) to remind presidents and prime ministers everywhere… Continue reading #YesToGirls: September 11, Fifteen Years Later
Doesn’t every little girl want a Paralympic wheelchair racing Barbie doll? Ours did when she was four, and it remains one of her favorite toys because “wheelchair racing Barbie is so fast and has good clothes” in her words. Echoed further at the Circle Triathlon yesterday, which we compete in as a family, she asked… Continue reading #WeAreAllSportsFans #3: Did You Know in Addition to the Paralympics September is Also Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?