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Our Beatles and Bon Jovi

Leaving from Austin, Texas where I had spent 48 hours with college girlfriends celebrating 25 years of friendship, Captain Eric of our United flight made his way back to row 28 looking for a woman named Ally.  When Ally identified herself, actually in row 26, Captain Eric introduced himself and thanked her for her service. … Continue reading Our Beatles and Bon Jovi

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 15, 2018: “Honoring the Mamas and the Papas”

Children follow our lead in everything we say and do from the earliest of ages. They learn from every good and bad experience, and they learn the most in times of trial, challenge, or just plain crappy situations. Parenting is hard. Parenting from a seated position is even harder. Our son was having a conversation… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 15, 2018: “Honoring the Mamas and the Papas”

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What We Learn from Road Trips

    When I told the almost 10 year old daughter of my best friend since sixth grade that we would not be using electronic devices in the car between her home in NY and Philadelphia, our road trip destination about 2.5 hours south, I felt her eye daggers pierce the back of my head.… Continue reading What We Learn from Road Trips

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Heather…

When your otherwise coordinated husband falls out of his wheelchair not once but twice in one week, we know the world is extra topsy turvy.  When it’s mid April and snow and freezing rain continue to fall angrily outside, I question Mother Nature’s decision making process.  When bad things continue to happen to good people–… Continue reading Are You There God? It’s Me, Heather…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”

When I set out to write a realistic fiction novel, True North, I knew one of my main characters would be a dad with a spinal cord injury who was a good man, with a dark secret in his past, and a fairly significant character flaw. As a high school English teacher for 20 years,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 26, 2018: “Tracking Our Character”