Cages or wings, Which do you prefer? Ask the birds Fear or love, baby Don’t say the answer Actions speak louder than words “Louder Than Words,” Tick Tick Boom, Jonathan Larson During these days of self reflection, I always go back to my roots…musical theater. Betcha didn’t see that coming. Our family always… Continue reading
I’m proud of myself today even though it was a trying one. The jaw surgery is behind me. It was minimally invasive and uneventful. The doc used a tiny scope and instruments the size of knitting needles to clean out the arthritic tissue. The recovery has gone better than expected, too. I could not ask… Continue reading Structural and Emotional Improvements
I deeply care about other people. I want to help others because it is the best way I know how to get out of my head and place some space between me and my physical ailments. Most of the time it works, while other times it does not and you just have to find a… Continue reading Found Words, Finding Peace
My whole world revolves around a piece of plastic. Every morning, after I had my breakfast and made my tea, I retreat to my closet to get dressed. The final touches of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and perfume are all made in my closet, too. These final moments of my morning ritual are sacred. The… Continue reading Three Years!
My mind tells me everything has to be perfect all the time. I’m trying to stop listening. One area where I have had little success has been with my writing. I write for someone for pay, so that stuff actually, truly has to be perfect. Everything else, not so much…I write for me, for my… Continue reading Red Sox Baseball Saved Me In 2017
I gave this presentation at the Children’s Craniofacial Association Annual Retreat in Boston, MA in 2010. I think the information could be helpful to teens, social workers, teachers, and others that interact with teens and young adults born with a facial difference.
Check out a piece I wrote about my adventures in dentistry on The Mighty! I am so very excited to contribute to this wonderful website that shares first-hand accounts of what it is to live with rare diseases, chronic illness, mental illness, and crazy things that happen to us as human beings! Thank you to… Continue reading I Am One of The Mighty