SONJ, 2017

In case you are an occasional reader of my blog, here’s the background you need in order to understand this post: My youngest brother, Jonathan, has Down syndrome. He is one of my favorite people on earth. Jonathan, also known as Jon, Jonny, J-Bear, Jonny bo Bonny, Jonny Joo Joo, and more, is one of … More SONJ, 2017

While I don’t believe in love at first sight, nor do I bother myself with contemplating whether or not soul mates truly exist, I do believe in true love. And for ten years now, I’ve had the truest of true loves. I don’t think there is a formula or a tried and true method for … More

Housewarming Gifts

Whenever friends move somewhere new I get excited. Not because I didn’t like where they lived before. Not because I get a thrill out of helping people move. No. Definitely no. I’ve helped pack and move enough family and friends to know boxing up and transporting an entire house of things is not something anyone … More Housewarming Gifts

It’s Coming!

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,┬ásomething 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!

The Devil in Me

Ever take a trip down memory lane and think to yourself, I can’t believe I actually did that? Most often such thoughts are reflections of achievements, accolades, and awe-inspiring events which years later seem nearly impossible to have undertaken. Upon such reflections, I usually conclude I’m pretty satisfied with the kind of person I turned … More The Devil in Me