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Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

We watched 92 year old Tony Bennett croon Christmas carols at us from the television tonight.  All I could think about was how awesome it would be if Tony Bennett sang  “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with a powerful female from musical history.  There are so many options truly, between Madonna and Beyonce, but in my… Continue reading Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

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“Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”

My dear friend Jolene celebrated her 44th birthday tonight, and we joined her for tree decorating, catching up with her teenage sons who grew too quickly, and, of course– eating good sushi.  I’ve told the story of my friendship with Jolene easily one thousand times, but I’m not sure I’ve ever written about it.  Moving… Continue reading “Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

No matter how old we grow, our parents are still our parents, and they never stop wanting to take care of us even when we are 43 and 48 and have children of our own. We are lucky every day because both sets of our children’s grandparents, our own moms, and dads, chose to retire… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

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For Those Veterans Learning to Be Soldiers

Our school recently sent batches of letters to soldiers completing their Basic Training down in Ft. Benning, Georgia thanking them for their service this Veterans’ Day.  A recent graduate, Liam Clark, is there, just one of the thousands of young men and women learning to be soldiers.    They maybe don’t feel like Veterans yet,… Continue reading For Those Veterans Learning to Be Soldiers

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Local Family of Skeleton Zombies Wishes You a Happy Halloween

Halloween is Geoff’s favorite holiday, perhaps driven by childhood parties with pumpkins, candy, and costumes, given his Oct. 25 birthday.  It’s important to Geoff that we DRESS up for Halloween– generally thematically around what our children want to be. The first year they were really able to trick or treat, we were a family of… Continue reading Local Family of Skeleton Zombies Wishes You a Happy Halloween

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METAvivor Breast Cancer Research and Support: Stage 4 Needs More

  Pink is powerful and poignant and has perfected its job of making people aware of breast cancer.  However, pink is not enough. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, October is not enough.  Traditionally, we wear pink in October– in our hair, on our clothes, and in our souls to inspire awareness;  however, awareness… Continue reading METAvivor Breast Cancer Research and Support: Stage 4 Needs More

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Why We Coach Youth Sports Even When…

My good friend and colleague, Aaron, asked me how our game went last night.  I respect Aaron very much as an experienced multi-sport coach, dedicated parent, and teacher who always models for his student athletes (and their parents) what good sportsmanship looks like, how to win and lose gracefully, and how to communicate expectations clearly.… Continue reading Why We Coach Youth Sports Even When…