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

autism housing pathways

For 3 years now, Autism Housing Pathways has been asking me to be one of the “celebrities” in their Dancing With The Stars fundraiser. Despite the fact that I LOVE the incredible work that they do and I really, truly, wholeheartedly want to support them, I’ve been coming up with excuse after excuse for not … Continue reading

vic’s valentines

vic’s valentines

Image is a graphic reading, “Do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa} Ken Cruz is one of my all-time favorite Diary readers. (Except for you, of course.) Ken has been hanging out around these parts for a long time. He finds encouragement in Brooke’s stories and he turns it into faith that his beautiful … Continue reading

mia hamm she ain’t

mia hamm she ain’t

{image is a photo of Katie striking the traditional “foot on ball” soccer pose before her first day of kindergarten soccer, 2006.} Long before Katie was born, I knew that she’d be a soccer player. I suppose that I should say I thought I knew, but at the time, I was certain. I have no idea … Continue reading

just like me

just like me

The questions took me back to that feeling, that desperate, lonely, feeling of being a broken version of everyone else around me. I remember how it felt to never have a character in a book, movie, t.v. show, or a song on the radio reflect who I was. I remember the feeling of looking around … Continue reading

judge rotenberg center

In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, a female student wearing a shocking device on her leg, lines up with classmates after lunch at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Source – What you are about to read and watch and hear will be extremely difficult to process. It’s horrifying. I’m … Continue reading

snowmaggedon 2015 – a fuhluckload of snow

snowmaggedon 2015 – a fuhluckload of snow

Ed note: The following contains sarcasm. A lot of it. {image is the front page of CNN on Monday night, which looked exactly like the front page of every news source in the country. The top headline reads, “Historic storm set to slam Northeast; airlines cancel flights} By Monday night, it was clear we wouldn’t … Continue reading

new york part seven – memories

new york part seven – memories

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. Mattie Stepanek, American poet 1990 – 2004 – The back story: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six With just a … Continue reading