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Dear COVID Summer 2020

Summer season, we weren’t really sure how you would turn out based on what spring of 2020 had to offer us thanks to the pandemic. However, in terms of summer, you were good to us here in northern New Hampshire with more days of sun than rain, yet enough rain to keep the grass green,… Continue reading Dear COVID Summer 2020

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

My friend Katie and I took our collective four children to the Parker Mountain Pump Track with our mountain bikes on a recent adventure. Where my newfound confidence came from, I’m not quite sure; however, at some point, I ended on my back after bouncing off a few rocks with different body parts, leaving my… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

I came home from a long walk with a friend to find my husband and dog in this hammock predicament. Emerson our dogs face tells me this was not his idea, nor does he really know how it even happened in the first place. Further, now that it has happened, he isn’t sure how to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 25, 2020: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

This year we celebrate 30 years of progress in access and inclusion and the anniversary of theAmericans with Disabilities Act passing into law. However, as important as this legislation was at the time of its inception, I had no idea. I had no idea about a lot of things back then. Little did I know how… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 25, 2020: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

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A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

Dear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I wanted you to know this is the mask I’m wearing on my first day of school next week as we return to the classroom for the first time since March when COVID took over the universe.  Clearly, you don’t know me, but I wanted you to know… Continue reading A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

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Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

Yesterday, we went for a bike ride through our small town here in the mountains.  We picked up our young American born Jamaican friend who moved here from Texas with his mom and dad when he was two.  The boys were riding on the sidewalks, hopping on and off the curb, and I said to… Continue reading Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

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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”