Tag Archives: Family

Life got “brutiful”

So, last week I posted a story about being at a networking event and rediscovering (duh!) the mighty connective power of our personal stories. Did you catch it? Well, it caused quite a stir. Lots of comments and excitement, from … Continue reading

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I was almost kicked out of honors English (or… The dangerous dance with “unearned” support)

Last week, Cheri wanted to reach out to everyone who supported her campaign and found that she was having trouble. Words were scarce, emotions jumbled, and her gratitude, which had been soaring, was suddenly fighting for lift against a thousand … Continue reading

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Four words for your 17 year-old self

What the hell were we talking about?? Aidan was home sick all last week and Dean was swamped with work, so I put most everything aside to be with Aidan. Then I got slammed with the same cold he had … Continue reading

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We are L O U S Y at valuing ourselves

This past week marked the beginning of my son’s summer vacation. He doesn’t really get what that means yet; he’s only four and went to school only a few mornings a week last year. But I’m excited on his behalf. To … Continue reading

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Are you a Frodo too? (A Thanksgiving memory)

Thanksgiving twelve years ago, I was in a rehab hospital in Colorado learning how to manage my freshly paralyzed body. Because spinal cord injury rehab is a long process (at least when it’s done right) and my specialty hospital encouraged and … Continue reading

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