Monthly Archives: October 2012

She’s been hacked!

The other day, sitting at the kitchen table, I looked up from Facebook on my computer and said to Todd, ” “You’re not going to believe this but ______ is voting for _______.” He looked up from buttering his toast … Continue reading

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Feeling really inward lately. I write but then don’t hit publish. All I want is quiet. Active decompression. Join me on a silent walk? Cleveland is so pretty right now. Love.

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Digital Scrapbooking with Ardissa Video

My friend Melissa Berman has started a new business where she will take your home video clips and photos and make up a scrapbook for you to share online. It’s really easy and affordable. You just decide on your theme … Continue reading

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Katy Perry Sings Duet with Child with Autism

My sister Kelli sent me this video tonight: Kids with autism work so hard. Watching the video took me right back to when Riley was three, and the tears just started to flow. (And that was before the little girl … Continue reading

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Honk Honk

Driving Seth to school today we were stopped at a red light. It turned green and before I could even step on the pedal, the person behind me honked. Seriously, I wasn’t dilly-dallying. I looked back at Seth and he … Continue reading

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Hello Old Friend

When we got there on Seth’s first day, the teacher took him over to a wall on which a big note was written. It said: Shalom Seth!  Welcome to our classroom! We hope you have a fantastic first day! Ask … Continue reading

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Easing the Transition

Seth was pretty nervous his first day of school. He was brave though, and went right in. His teacher is lovely and invited me to stay for the morning meeting and I was able to talk with the kids about … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Beautiful Boy

So much has been going on I have not even had time to obsess over my new hair cut. A few years ago, before we even got Jingle, I checked out a local charter school here, hoping it might be … Continue reading

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I check my look in the mirror, wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face

So I was all gung-ho for my 10:00AM hair cut appointment yesterday. I got Riley out the door, made a plan for Seth, jaunted off to my appointment excited and nervous. I checked in at the salon. Sat down, flipped … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Going Gray

I have friends who intend to color their hair until the day they die. I have other friends who are going grey quietly, gracefully. They need no fanfare. They aren’t having existential angst. They haven’t wasted years and dollars fighting … Continue reading

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Child With PANDAS Custody Taken from Parents via Boston Children’s Hospital

These are the shell shocked faces of parents who have been put through hell at the hands of Boston Children’s Hospital. According to their attorney Beth Maloney, they did absolutely nothing wrong. “They are caring, lovely people whose daughter was … Continue reading

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“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

7:30AM, and I had Seth at the stove, working on dinner for tonight. He measured and stirred and poured and we talked, and I can’t even remember how it came up, but we were discussing Ghandi. I told him what … Continue reading

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We’ll all be dead soon

About my recent presentation. I lived. I did my best to get centered beforehand, reading uplifting spiritual material in the AM and listening to soothing music on the way to the conference, but I don’t know how much that helped once … Continue reading

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