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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”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 13, 2018: “Meredith Koch: Ending Piano Violence, Ted-Talking and Swimming her way to the 2020 Paralympics”

I had just finished up an adaptive ski lesson in a collaboration between Spaulding Ski Club, part of the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Center, an arm of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, and New England Disabled Sports of Loon Mountain. Geoff, my husband, is the Technical Director for Loon’s Snowsports School, but on this day, he was… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, March 13, 2018: “Meredith Koch: Ending Piano Violence, Ted-Talking and Swimming her way to the 2020 Paralympics”

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Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie, and/or any other Female U.S. Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old…

Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie and/or any other Female U.S Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old: Forgive the first name basis, Ms. Shiffrin, Ms. Vonn, Ms. Jallen, and Ms. Stephens.  You see, the other day my daughter asked me to write you a… Continue reading Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie, and/or any other Female U.S. Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”

Regardless of whatever Super Bowl team you hoped would win, the commercials took home the biggest trophy as far as the Krill family was concerned.Let’s be clear; Toyota is not paying me to cheer on their choice to NOT feature automobiles, although they could and I would be ok highlighting their awesome commercials surrounding mobility… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 27, 2018: “Why We Should Watch the Paralympics”

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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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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

January brings with her unparalleled frigid temperatures along with some weird skin hives on Geoff’s legs caused by the unruly cold; yet she also brings New Year’s resolutions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and, every four years, the eager anticipation of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. We set new goals for ourselves or we don’t;… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018

As a teacher, I remind myself how difficult the holiday season can be for families who are struggling with different hardships. Christmas does not always equate with tradition or joy; family or gifts; mistletoe or egg nog; for some, including those with and without physical or cognitive disabilities, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018