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Why the “Understory” of Growing Up is Essential and Why We Need to Listen

A scientist friend recently remarked on the foliage as having an understory and an overstory.  These terms had been unknown to me at the time, despite being a next door neighbor to National Forest for the last 20 years.  Yet, I have not been able to stop thinking how an understory perfectly defines the forest,… Continue reading Why the “Understory” of Growing Up is Essential and Why We Need to Listen

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Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

Dear Geoff, Not for 10 minutes after your spinal cord injury did you believe your life would be any less than what it could be as a standing man. From the beginning, you believed you always have a choice about how you would live your life– even when in rehab when the psychologists wanted you… Continue reading Geoff Krill’s Letter to Self for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Campaign, October 22, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

Dear Heather, Knowing now what I recognize to be true — about life and love with my husband Geoff — would not have changed my decision to marry him one bit; however, if I could go back to that young woman, the one who rarely seemed tired or frustrated, the one whose own needs always… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, October 9, 2019: “What I Now Know”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

The term “inter-abled” is a new word for me. Until reading a recent Reeve blog, this was a word I had not read or overheard in casual conversation. As an avid reader my entire life and high school English teacher for 22 years, I actually love learning new words, and once I know them, I can… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”

June is LGBTQ Pride Month if you didn’t know because you have been living under a rock for the last 50 or so years. I learned this back in high school as did many of my peers. But something I did not know until recently while researching some information about the history of pride parades… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

Our deck is very important to us in the spring, summer, and fall, as it’s a space big enough (attached to our tiny condo) for our friends and neighbors to congregate over shared meals. Our children literally run amok, much as we did in the 70s and 80s, together, biking or shooting hoops or skateboarding… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”

I always giggle when reminded of the very first time I introduced Geoff to my mom. We were still “just friends” at this point, but the word “relationship” hovered closely. Standing on the edge of the soccer field following a match we had coached together, she had already asked me about his height. She then… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”