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Clear as Day, Clear as Yesterday

Ever have one of those moments when you remember someone from your childhood and think, “Gee, I wonder what ever happened to…” That was me, last night. I wondered whatever happened to my neighbor Aaron. So I did what EVERYONE does, I Googled him. Aaron J. Washington* … let’s see what you are up to today… Back … Continue reading

It Happened on September 11

They say that time heals all wounds. Whoever said that, never had a loss such as the one we experienced September 11. As I write this post, the eve of Patriot Day, I am already mentally preparing to shield myself away from the coverage — the dreaded “anniversary” coverage. This is the coverage my professors warned … Continue reading

#Bullying We Need Understanding

My dad was my superhero for a variety of reasons. Among them, and one of my greatest memories of him, was when he stood up for a developmentally disabled girl in front of a dairy in Utica. The girl was being bullied by three, maybe four, other teenagers or kids…I was about 5 when I … Continue reading

To My Mom, Happy Birthday

Happy birthday dear mommy. Eighty-five years and you really have seen it all. You raised three children almost back to back, then welcomed another, and then when they told you your life was “changing” you welcomed me. I was the preemie then. (Boy, 4 pounds 13 ounces seems huge compared to my three, but I digress.) … Continue reading

Movin On Up

Well, this is the last official week of kindergarten for Gretchen and Olena. They still get their shoes mixed up and on the wrong feet. (OK. That’s mostly Gretchen although Olena tried to wear two different sneakers this morning. Yup, the secret is out!!) We still nail the tying of the shoes…only to have a … Continue reading

NUMBERS numbers…

Drop everything and pay attention to the following important numbers. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Thanks. Here goes…. High temperature right now: 48 degrees Time I started this post: 10:16 p.m. My age: Shut your mouth 😉 Kidding. 40 although for some reason I always tell people I’m 27. I have to bump that number up a … Continue reading

For Boston

I just want to say that my heart and thoughts go out tonight to you Boston. We run for many reasons. I certainly run for my kids, to show them how strong I am. I run to prove to myself that I am strong, that I am capable, that I AM alive and able to … Continue reading