[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2009, at the age of 49, one of Daniel’s closest friends, Bruce Kennedy, died suddenly.  Bruce and Daniel had met when they both were in graduate school at Harvard, in the early 90’s, and Bruce had become...

I think my last post – the one about getting the notification about his Senior Self letter -- made many of you worry about me.  I knew this Senior year would be tough, but it’s been even harder than I anticipated.  You will be happy...

Meet Kimberly. Kimberly is a twelve year old, 7th grader in our Music Program. When she first walked into our classroom in 2016, and we asked the kids to choose their instruments, Kimberly walked straight to the trombone.  The trombone is the same instrument Dragon played, so...

On Dragon’s first day of school freshman year, when I picked him up, I asked him, as moms everywhere were doing: “How was your first day of school?  Did you make any new friends?” “Yes, he replied. “I met a kid named Joanna.  He’s in my...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 Several years ago, I saw a piece on the news about a soldier who had had his legs blown off while serving in Iraq.  He was in rehab, and, obviously, would never be able to walk again. After learning his story, every...

I loved touching his cheek.  Ever since he was a child, Dragon had smooth, soft skin.  When he and Hannah were little kids, I’d hold them close and nuzzle them, rubbing my nose to their nose, nuzzle them on their soft necks.  I had read...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion I loved this one.  One morning last month, I was out walking my dogs, as I do many mornings, and I ran into my friends from the neighborhood, Sue and Beth.  Our kids went to elementary school together, and we used...

When I started this blog two years ago, my first entry was about pumpkins. You see, our family had a tradition, started when Dragon was just days old, of taking photos with pumpkins. I was more consistent about our pumpkin photos than even our Christmas...