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Our Beatles and Bon Jovi

Leaving from Austin, Texas where I had spent 48 hours with college girlfriends celebrating 25 years of friendship, Captain Eric of our United flight made his way back to row 28 looking for a woman named Ally.  When Ally identified herself, actually in row 26, Captain Eric introduced himself and thanked her for her service. … Continue reading Our Beatles and Bon Jovi

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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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For the Mom Passed Out Behind the Wheel on the Exit 32 Off Ramp

UPDATE 5.22.18: NOT INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING IS THE FACT THAT I DID CALL PROPER AUTHORITIES INCLUDING LOCAL POLICE AND INFORMED OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AS A MANDATED REPORTER. Dear Local Mom Passed Out on the Off Ramp, When I came upon your car yesterday afternoon on the southbound exit, I noticed your head slumped down. … Continue reading For the Mom Passed Out Behind the Wheel on the Exit 32 Off Ramp

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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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Learning the Signs of Mental Illness

Not only did Judge John T. Broderick visit our school yesterday to share his personal story regarding Mental Illness, he brought along the newly appointed NH Supreme Court Justice Robert Lynn.  Two NH supreme court judges in one room in front of bleachers full of listening teenagers was pretty awesome.  For nearly an hour, Judge… Continue reading Learning the Signs of Mental Illness