Meet Kimberly

Meet Kimberly

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...
Honoring an Eagle Scout

Honoring an Eagle Scout

I was asked by Dragon’s friend, AJ Magsirili, to speak at his Eagle Scout Ceremony.  I was incredibly touched by this gesture, and by the honor of speaking at this momentous ceremony.  Here is the speech I gave today, which I worked on with AJ.  ...
Jonah

Jonah

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 Tae Kwon Do class.”...
Because I Can

Because I Can

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 time the dogs and I got...
Cheek

Cheek

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 somewhere, and...
Favorite Books 2017

Favorite Books 2017

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 to walk...