I’m going to keep us in Rome for a bit because, chances are, if you know anything about Rome, you know it is home to the Colosseum. Originally, I told my brother I would be satisfied with simply seeing the outside of the Colosseum, a given if you spend any length of time in and … More We Like Free
Coming back from having not posted for so many months to wanting to share Italy stories with you has left me with the fortunate problem of…what to tell of first? Do I start with Florence, my favorite spot we visited outside of Rome? Or maybe I tell you about the city which failed to impress … More Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
It strikes me odd how I can talk about doing something with little fear, yet when this certain something approaches, I react as if I never expected to be faced with the faintest bit of pause towards its happening. Then I find myself in a bit of a predicament. All the blissful ignorance of my … More Flying Solo
Before my brother and his wife moved to Rome, I’d already signed myself up for a trip to visit. I’ll be honest, though of course the trip was made in order to see them and their new home, I was eager to go because, in addition to seeing them, I would have the opportunity to … More Ciao Roma!
I realize my blogging the past few weeks has been spotty, at best. In fact, this is my first post this month. Yikes. I wish I could give a solid reason why, but ultimately it’s a matter of searching. Searching for what I want to devote the majority of my time and energy to and … More World Down Syndrome Day, 2018
Today I’m going to share with you the most annoying, then uplifting, then confusing conversation of last week. While waiting for the doctor at my six-month allergist check-up, the nurse came in to do the preliminary screening. She started asking all the questions which frustrate me. Not only do the answers never change, more often … More Hiding in the Mid 20’s
As a thank you for my planning our family cruise, my family bought me the Boos Block table I had my eye on since I took that King Arthur class last May. They’re the best.* *I mean my family, but the table is the best, too! I tend to keep new things boxed up for … More My Boos Block
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.
For a few magical hours Friday night, Jon was a king. For one night, he was in a place where his disability didn’t make him a minority, but instead, raised him up to shine. Friends, you know I have no loyalty to any sports teams or athletes. I choose who I’m rooting for based on … More Shine.
1. Mac Mart In case you’ve been living a life of seclusion in a shack you built on your own a la Ted Kaczynski style* and this blog is your only source of connection with the real world**, I’ll give you the biggest news of this past week: the Eagles won the Super Bowl. *See … More Four for Friday!