Cemeteries aren’t normally big tourist attractions*. You don’t arrive in a new area and think to yourself, “Gee, I sure hope they have a notable cemetery!” But I have now been to the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome two times which I think warrants my sharing about it here. *That is, unless you’re visiting Gettysburg or … More The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome
When I was twelve years old, my mother dragged me to my annual physical at our local doctor. Once given me a clean bill of health, I dropped to the ground with a sigh of relief. I’ve always had a flair of hypochondriac in me. Every stomachache is a burst appendix. Every cut is going … More He’s in the Little Details
May is a pretty great month, if you ask me. It’s when spring really starts to take action, Memorial Day comes along right about when I start to wonder why we haven’t yet had a barbecue, and Hubby’s birthday is at the same time, give or take a day. But this past weekend was an … More The Force is with Me
If ever there were a holiday I defined as over commercialized, it would be Valentine’s Day. Men are forced into overspending for roses and chocolates. Restaurant reservations must be made weeks in advance. Attempts are made at the perfect words to say I Love You in overpriced Hallmark cards. However, in complete truth, more recently, I haven’t … More Give Love.
I haven’t posted about what I’m currently reading since February….2017.* And unfortunately, if you’re hoping for an update, that isn’t what I’m giving today.** *Shameful, I know. **However, now that I’ve noticed this absence, and certainly am not currently still reading the books from last year’s post, I will right this wrong promptly. I read … More Be Fierce.
“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are … More Happy 4th of July!
Reflecting on our recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial, my brain couldn’t wrap itself around the unfairness of the deaths of those in the planes and the towers. They didn’t deserve such an end. It’s one of those things human emotion cannot grasp: why people do bad things and why innocent people must die because … More Never Forget
If you’ve been following all the build up for this day, then you know I’ve chosen today to share, for the first time ever, a chapter from my book. What started as a sibling guidebook turned into a realistic fiction novel* about a young man with Down syndrome’s transition into adulthood and the experiences his … More World Down Syndrome Day, 2017
Friends, World Down Syndrome Day is coming! Usually, I post about WDSD only once…on the actual date: 3.21 I have something extra special planned, something I’m so so so excited to share with you, which is part of the reason I’m starting the discussion early.* *The end of this post reminds you of the second reason … More It’s Coming!
This is a park we stumbled upon in Boston: Blink and you would have missed it. I actually wasn’t totally convinced it was a park until I saw this sign: “Park Closes at Dusk” Even then I laughed to myself at the absurdity of such a small park. It reminded me of the episode of … More Life Put into Perspective