“Are we celebrating anything special this evening?” This is a common question when one ventures out for an upper end dinner. The question itself is actually quite empty. Sure, there are birthdays, anniversaries, job promotions, etc. that warrant a celebratory dinner, but just once I would like to answer with, “Yes, we are celebrating… Continue reading The Cause
As a frequent flyer Catholic (I use that term for those that attend mass more than the Easter and Christmas celebrations), I normally abstain from attending Easter mass simply because it is amateur hour. Those who normally don’t go on a fairly consistent basis scurry in to sit shoulder to shoulder with those other amateurs… Continue reading Easter Observations
I am a touch quirky. Honestly, I do a good job covering them up. For example, when approaching a four-way stop sign, I purposely slow down or speed up to either beat the other cars or to allow them to get there first. My reasoning is either way, they will get to proceed without that… Continue reading In My World
As most of us, I woke up this morning with my mind spinning on what needed to be done next. The endless to do list was marred by three words that I read on my social media news feed…..”Brussels Under Attack”. Those three words definitely got my attention, but as much as we… Continue reading The New Normal
Today marks World Down Syndrome day because it is 3.21 (third replication of the 21st chromosome). It is a day to celebrate these remarkable individuals, but also to recognize how far we have come in the journey, along with the strides needed to continue to move forward. So, this year marks Bailey turning twenty-one, which… Continue reading The Power of Extra
It isn’t lost on me that I have the innate ability to see things not as they really are, but rather as I see them. Twisted and mangled, the scenery is marred by my own perspective and sometimes, in fact, most of the time, I have trouble seeing what is right in front of… Continue reading The Good Idea
Oh, yes, like any parent I enjoy my boy’s successes, I applaud their work ethic, but I mostly enjoy embarrassing them. Not to the point of humiliation, but just enough that they know I am paying attention. Look, I need some way to pass the time. Today, after picking up Bailey from work, I… Continue reading About My Parents…….