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Why We Love Laconia Bike Week in Northern NH

The other day a first grade friend of our daughter’s with shaggy red hair, (he’s been growing it out for a while) also the son of the local minister, knocked on our door as he was riding bikes in our neighborhood.  “Hi, Heather, is Greta home?” he politely asks taking off his bike helmet and… Continue reading Why We Love Laconia Bike Week in Northern NH

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125 Years of Marriage

Geoff’s parents, Phil and Joyce, celebrate 50 years of marriage today, June 15, 2018.  My parents, Polly and Tony, celebrated 49 years of marriage on May 31.  Geoff’s sister, Allison and her husband Brian celebrated 3 years on June 6, and my brother Greg and his wife Holly will celebrate 12 years on June 17.  … Continue reading 125 Years of Marriage

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 15, 2018: “Honoring the Mamas and the Papas”

Children follow our lead in everything we say and do from the earliest of ages. They learn from every good and bad experience, and they learn the most in times of trial, challenge, or just plain crappy situations. Parenting is hard. Parenting from a seated position is even harder. Our son was having a conversation… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 15, 2018: “Honoring the Mamas and the Papas”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, April 23, 2018: “Carrying the Load, One Hill at a Time”

Watching the Boston Marathon is always inspiring, especially this year, the fifth anniversary of the tragic bombing when many were killed and injured, whose bodies will never be the same.The weather was utterly crappy, a cold, relentless rain for 26.2 miles. I can’t even imagine.The news showed a man handcycling late in the afternoon, the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, April 23, 2018: “Carrying the Load, One Hill at a Time”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”

When I set out to write a realistic fiction novel, True North, I knew one of my main characters would be a dad with a spinal cord injury who was a good man, with a dark secret in his past, and a fairly significant character flaw. As a high school English teacher for 20 years,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”

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Dearest March: Please Send April

This morning, in front of my first period English class, one of my female students innocently asks if I was wearing a new shirt. “Sure am,” and I’m thinking she will tell me she likes it.  And she does tell me, but not immediately. Instead she casually points out, “You still have the M sticker… Continue reading Dearest March: Please Send April

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”

Regardless of whatever Super Bowl team you hoped would win, the commercials took home the biggest trophy as far as the Krill family was concerned.Let’s be clear; Toyota is not paying me to cheer on their choice to NOT feature automobiles, although they could and I would be ok highlighting their awesome commercials surrounding mobility… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”