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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, February 1, 2019: “When Anniversaries Come in the Form of Spinal Cord Injuries and Service Dogs”

I’ve written about my husband Geoff’s spinal cord injury anniversary on January 29 before, and in the world of Google, one would think I could track it down. No luck. But this year, the same week we honor his 24th year of being a T7-8 paraplegic and the work he’s done since sustaining that injury,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, February 1, 2019: “When Anniversaries Come in the Form of Spinal Cord Injuries and Service Dogs”

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Today is the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport

If this is only the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport, then I was only 11 the first year of its inception, the very same year, incidentally, I renounced Catholicism (thanks again Mom and Dad for letting me make the decision) for not being allowed to play CYO basketball at Our Lady… Continue reading Today is the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport

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Saying Goodbye to Our Claire

Our friend Claire.   Our friendship did not belong to me, but I loved being in her light– in her bubble of color and energy and spirit–and we will miss her.  Claire’s innumerable friends love her fiercely all over the world.  She has a smart, devoted, hilarious husband JJ with an uncanny ability to make people… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Our Claire

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

There was a time when many schools in NH did not honor Martin Luther King, Jr or other Civil Rights leaders with a holiday.  There was a time when many schools in the United States did not honor humans like Martin Luther King, Jr. period.  There was a time when many Americans did not understand… Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

Now that the holidays have passed, we roll along through the depths of winter–through the early, dark nights, the inches of snow, sometimes mixed with ice and rain, sometimes with frustration or despair. Winter is the hardest season due to Mother Nature’s deep regard for cold and snow, along with Geoff’s career as a professional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

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Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike

January is National Mentoring Month, which is cool on many fronts, but mostly because a local baby has been born in our community whose mission is to foster mentoring relationships between young women and their more experienced counterparts.  This “baby” is Virago, a new program falling under the Bridge Project, coordinated by Life Coach Tracy… Continue reading Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike

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On the Cusp of Turning Nine

I’ve been thinking a lot about our son turning nine, the last of the single digits. The conversation from the back seat between those on the cusp of nine secured any notion that he is growing up too quickly; he is growing just right– not too fast and not too slow.  When my niece turned… Continue reading On the Cusp of Turning Nine