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Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

I’ve seen parents holding signs like “Make Masks Optional” on the news in faraway places, other people’s schools, and paid little attention. I’ve read about parents and community members embattled on the mask war path and, also, paid little attention. However, my first period high school students shared that there were mask protestors holding signs… Continue reading Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

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Keeping the Cairns Close

My dear friend and local artist, Kristin Loukes, makes these beautiful earrings out of stones from our mountain rivers. They are a kind of cairn, stacks of stones which guide our way through the mountains, especially when inclement weather hides the actual path beneath our feet. We find the safest route by following the stacks.… Continue reading Keeping the Cairns Close

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 31, 2021# COVID-19 My husband Geoff, also a T7 paraplegic, received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose this week; he asked for it in his leg instead of his arm, which they accommodated since he can’t feel his legs. There are more than a few reasons why we jumped at the chance to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

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IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

What you should know about our School District Meeting process this year:  You can also check http://www.lin-wood.org under the Meetings tab for the most up to date information regarding the school district meeting process!   There are THREE steps to the process I ask you to participate in. 1 & 2 – March 16 & 18,… Continue reading IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

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What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

My green Subaru Outback, like my daughter, will be turning 10 this spring. We have spent an unusual amount of time warming up in her this winter season as we are a ski family. She has also become our ski lodge for boot changing and eating lunch and drinking hot cocoa. First, let me be… Continue reading What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

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Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

The group of seniors Lin-Wood Public School is graduating in 2021 were born the year I started working here, truly a lifetime ago. As I stood recently on a chilly night with my children, parents, and in laws, at the one main intersection in North Woodstock, now my hometown for more years than the one… Continue reading Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog:

“Tired of Watering the Ferns” In Honor of November Being Caregivers Awareness Month Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 16, 2020 If you were looking to read something inspiring, this likely isn’t your blog. If you were looking to be reassured, to have your tired feelings recognized, to be reminded that it’s okay to feel… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog:

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 26, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle My dashing and daring husband turns 50 at the end of October. He could have cared less when the AARP package arrived in the mail literally at the end of September. While turning 50 for many feels like one is “over the hump,” practically ready for the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 19, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle As peak foliage wrapped her arms around the mountains where we live, a friend took our family fly fishing for the first time. As much as I wanted to feel the romantic nostalgia of Brad Pitt in the 1992 classic “A River Runs Through It,” I was… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Understanding Where Accessibility Begins…”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on September 11, 2020# SCI Awareness Each September, I try to write something different and inspiring about Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. What does it mean to make others aware? How do we make people more aware even 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act? After spending the summer riding our… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Understanding Where Accessibility Begins…”