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Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

Don’t get me wrong; we love to celebrate our children’s friendships at school.  We LOVE our teachers– been damn lucky every year since birth so far!  We LOVE the growing friendships in their classrooms, through our neighborhood, on our mountain.  We LOVE the big kids our own look up to.  There is so much LOVE… Continue reading Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

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Puppy Love

Our new puppy, a 14 year old in human years actually, is home for good now that service dog training with Geoff down at NEADS in Princeton, MA is over.  Last weekend was a tease; he came home on a 48 hour furlough and then had to leave again.   But he is here– or wherever… Continue reading Puppy Love

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Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

  (Photo credit: Ken Mack) This has been a rough week for snowmakers of the Northeast.  To say the least.  The very least.  With temperatures hovering around freezing,  the precipitation is indecisive, switching back and forth between being a solid and a liquid. Flood warnings in January for 12-24 hours are also never a good… Continue reading Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

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Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Since I started writing a blog a little over two years ago, this is the longest amount of time I’ve gone without publishing.  It’s not that I didn’t have ideas I wanted to write down; I did, but they felt mundane and unlikely to attract many readers.   Then I got a cold and blew… Continue reading Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Jan. 3, 2018: How We Roll in Winter

Snow is a challenge in the winter time where we live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We know folks in wheelchairs around these parts who struggle leaving their own homes in the winter time. Depending on one’s wheelchair, size of wheels, depth of snow, dependability on the plow, etc, snow can be enemy… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, Jan. 3, 2018: How We Roll in Winter

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Christmas Carcass

I’ve never dragged a human body into the woods, but I can imagine the work involved.  After all, each year I dissemble the Christmas tree, and we say a little prayer of thanks over his branches before returning him to the woods where he came from.   This year, however, I had to drag him… Continue reading Christmas Carcass