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That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

During our daily pandemic pandemonium,  it is clear that not every week of homeschooling and teaching from home is good.  Actually, most of them are not, but this week was extra not good.  Now that the weekend is here, I can finish cleaning up the bird poop and feathers all over the walls of our… Continue reading That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

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Spring Days Thinking of Daffodils and Danny Bourassa…

When we read our friend Danny Bourassa’s obituary today to our children, our 10 year son asked with full sincerity, “Does this mean we should keep feeding Danny’s chipmunks?”  We laughed and said no; Danny’s chipmunks were fully independent feeders now.  But a few weeks into our “Stay at Home” orders, I discovered, while raking,… Continue reading Spring Days Thinking of Daffodils and Danny Bourassa…

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For the Class of 2020, Those Who Love Them, Teach Them, and Learn From Them…

  Maybe you are a senior perched on the edge of everything.  Maybe you have a senior at home just trying to make the best of a crappy situation to finish this last year of high school from their bedroom or your kitchen table thanks to COVID-19, social distancing, and remote learning.  Maybe your work… Continue reading For the Class of 2020, Those Who Love Them, Teach Them, and Learn From Them…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

Recently, I took our daughter to see Annie with a group of local female mentors and the young women they mentor. This Annie was amazing, and the production at Plymouth State University included 125 actors and actresses ranging in age from 8-80 and included very professional as well as community theater participants. This version included Franklin Delano Roosevelt from… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

Attn: COVID-19 You began your journey far, far away in China, wreaking havoc then across Europe, especially in Italy, closing borders, trapping people in their homes, and finally finding your way to New Hampshire, causing hysteria in some, panic in others, and increased anxiety in general. You’ve stolen people’s lives, people’s jobs, people’s sense of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

When Geoff headed away to work this week he was very excited to be traveling to Sunday River and Sugar Loaf for Maine Adaptive Sports. Don’t get me wrong, he generally loves his career when it comes to working with athletes, teaching skiing, and helping people to reach their potential. However, he was EXTRA excited… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

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In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19

First, thank you to Mrs. Felicia Hamilton and Mrs. Sally Nicoll for their 3rd grade “Struggle Time” poster which I observed while my big kids were up sharing read alouds during Read Across America Week in early March.  Some of my sophomores were planning to help me to recreate a HS version when the Coronavirus… Continue reading In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19