Monthly Archives: August 2010

Thinking Thankful — The Summer That Sorta Wasn’t

For those of you who have been following along lately, you know me and mine have had a bit of a rough stretch this Summer.  Truth is, that’s the case in more areas than I blog about but hey, life goes on and so must … Continue reading

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Integrate! Include! Provide Peer Role Models!

One of the comments about the boys riding a tricycle really struck a chord.  Made me think about what we’re all doing here and how we’re trying to get that done.  I am an Inclusionist.  That is, I believe that … Continue reading

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You NEVER Forget — Like Riding A Bike!

We camped this past week… me and the kids.  There were challenges and triumphs but the biggest of all… THE BOYS RODE A TRICYCLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!  I mean really rode… not just 2 rotations of the pedals as … Continue reading

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I’m inclined to reinstitute my Thankful Thursdays or Thank God It’s Friday posts because I find I’m less mindful of ALL that I have to be thankful for without making that concerted effort to write it down at least weekly. … Continue reading

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Passion Without Persistence

I recently read a familiar old quote from Calvin Coolidge shared on one of my regular blog stops, Mary Jaksch’s Goodlife Zen. Coolidge speaks of the key to success being beyond talent, genius and education, but rather lies in persistence. … Continue reading

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First Paddle Boat Ride

Camping at beautiful Woodland Hills Campground in Austerlitz, NYon the Massachusettes border in the Berkshire Mountain foothills. My Big Man My Little Man Sarge and The Little Man My Old Soul, Me and My Big Man Special Exposure Wednesdays at … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ball

Ah, to gaze even for a moment into the magic crystal ball for a glimpse of our future. To know that this will all turn out OK! Wouldn’t that be nice? Just a second in front of that looking glass … Continue reading

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