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A Letter for Bill Cosby

Dear Mr. Cosby, When I watched you yesterday on the news, at 81 years old, be taken to prison in handcuffs to serve 3-10 years as a convicted rapist, I was very sad.  Sad, not for the condemnation by the court or guilty verdict, but for the 10 year old girl who loved watching your… Continue reading A Letter for Bill Cosby

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An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

If you haven’t heard, here in New England there is an ABUNDANCE of SQUIRRELS.   They have been pictured happily swimming across lakes and sadly squished along highways.  In a recent trip to southern NH, we counted 15 in about three miles on the interstate.  Needless to say, the carnage has captured our children’s interest.  “Mom,… Continue reading An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Spoke-n Thoughts,” August 3, 2018

When Geoff was paralyzed in 1995, the first major decision he made was to sell his ‘86 Chevy Blazer and buy a downhill mountain bike. This was his “re-entry” sport as an adaptive athlete, where gravity quickly became his best friend again and where the world didn’t seem quite so limited in a seated position.… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Spoke-n Thoughts,” August 3, 2018

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Making the Extra Hours of Daylight Count, April 5, 2018

Spring. Easter. Life. Renewal. Redemption. Mud. Lots of mud. Kids in our neck of the woods are used to Easter egg hunts with feet of snow on the ground; tulips, daffodils and, crocuses are generally sprinkled with spring snow before truly given a chance to bloom. We ride our bikes and scooters and sleds all… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Making the Extra Hours of Daylight Count, April 5, 2018

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“Stop Touching Each Other,” I Scream from the Front Seat Like Many Parents with More Than One Child…

I have loved both my children and my green Subaru Outback passionately since their arrival in our world in 2011.  Greta and the “Subes” were delivered about two weeks apart.  Yet, the addition of our sweet, amazing service pup Emerson has thrown off my ability to pack the car for my own road trip survival. … Continue reading “Stop Touching Each Other,” I Scream from the Front Seat Like Many Parents with More Than One Child…

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Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

Thank you for “Back to School” back pack drives like this one sponsored by our fabulous Bridge Project for our students who might otherwise show up to school with nothing but a smile, and, sadly, not even that.  The intention is for all students to be granted a new school bag with some essential items… Continue reading Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

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Thank You, Jean’s Playhouse, for This “Beauty and the Beast”

  If you haven’t been able to visit Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH for Beauty and the Beast, there is STILL TIME.  The enchanted rose has not lost all of her petals yet! The show runs through Saturday, August 4, and the link for tickets is here.  Initially, my mom was going to take my daughter… Continue reading Thank You, Jean’s Playhouse, for This “Beauty and the Beast”