a world without boxes

a world without boxes

“Pointless bottling emotions of endless frustration cause words to wither in the recesses of the mind. Biting becomes the only way to stay rooted, but causes everyone watching to respond in loud voices of angry fear. Until there is understanding, you are alone in the terrible confusion of other people’s voices that are louder than … Continue reading

special globe, usa today, and my daughter

special globe, usa today, and my daughter

    {image is a photo of Katie and Brooke wheeling their bags through the Orlando airport last year.} At the end of January, I was contacted by a travel reporter. He was planning to write a feature in USA Today highlighting Special Globe, an up and coming travel service for families including children with … Continue reading

i am from

i am from

  {image is a photo of Katie at about a year and a half. She is standing next to the path that was behind our house at the time.} – In English class, Katie was asked to write a poem describing some of the aspects of her childhood that have contributed to who she is today … Continue reading

dear benedict cumberbatch

dear benedict cumberbatch

{Image is a screenshot of Diary’s Facebook post on Friday night. It reads “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. – Alan Turing in The Imitation Game} Dear Mr. Cumberbatch, Firstly, do you mind if I call you Benedict? I’m just not a particularly … Continue reading

so i became one

so i became one

On Tuesday afternoon, I posted the following on Diary’s Facebook page. For four years, Katie has been asking for her own laptop. For four years, we’ve been telling her that it just wasn’t doable. She recently began saving to buy herself one. She’s gotten almost nowhere. My dad asked me the other day what she … Continue reading

in the silence, where so much is said

{image is a black and white photo of me and Brooke sitting in a lifeguard chair on the beach in Newport, RI. She has her arm around my neck and I am whispering in her ear. Photo by Connerton Photography, all rights reserved}   It has taken me a long time to learn that one … Continue reading

to protect what i believe from myself

{Image is a photo of the path between two college dorms from the quad behind to the road beyond- source.} I remember what first drew my attention to her. I was fascinated, and somewhat envious, watching her and her girlfriend spend meals in our dorm’s dining room in silence. As all of us chattered noisily … Continue reading

snowmaggeddon part 843

snowmaggeddon part 843

So you might have heard that we’ve gotten a little snow in Boston this winter.  95.7 inches to be exact. Yes, seriously. And just in case that wasn’t awesome enough <sarcasm>, the wind chill this morning hit -26. Yes, seriously. So I thought I’d take a couple of pictures around the house and show you … Continue reading

are you married?

are you married?

{image is a photo of tulips in buckets.} Before Brooke’s play last night, I dropped off the flowers for the kids to give to the teachers and volunteers. I found the buckets in which I was to deposit them waiting as promised. I looked around for a place to fill them, but found nothing but … Continue reading

the post i won’t share

{image is a photo of a boy hiding his face. Source} I’ve been hesitant to say what I’m about to say. I’ve waited a really, really long time. I never want to make anyone with good intentions feel badly about what they’re doing in an attempt to help someone, particularly someone who clearly needs their … Continue reading