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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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Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns

Some are fond of the cliche: “Tourism is our bread and butter,” but too much bread and butter can also clog the arteries, also known as the dangerous main streets and back roads of ski country.  First of all, thank you to our local police departments in Lincoln and Woodstock for keeping those arteries through… Continue reading Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns

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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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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

We began to realize how much our kids listen to our conversations when our son mentioned to Geoff he was worried about getting a pressure sore on his bum from new pants with buttons on the pockets. I tried to explain that Dad is afraid of pressure sores because he doesn’t have much of a… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

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On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

Tomorrow, a soccer team of girls I truly love mostly because of time spent in my classroom will play in the rain against another talented team of girls, probably equally adored by other people, families and teachers. Our team won their first round last week also in the rain in penalty kicks after two ten… Continue reading On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

There is no doubt that we are giving this parenting gig our best effort; however, in those moments when we realize just how badly a situation could have turned out, we shake our heads in disbelief at how we could have been so stupid. See the kids in this picture, smiling, wearing protective head gear,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making