In times like these, we need the past, because for this one, shining moment in time, it may be the only thing we have total control over.
I have no idea where this year seems to have gone. The semester is flying by at work. I am trying to keep my head above water, and my mind and body relaxed. I’m fighting my way into relaxing. It’s been counterproductive, yet I continue to do it. One way this manifests itself is through… Continue reading Poem, Poetry,
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
Recently, I wrote a wrap-up article about CCA Kids media activities during Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month. The folks at Face Equality International posted my words on their blog. It came out well. Check out what we did to raise awareness during July. A look back on Craniofacial Awareness Month And don’t forget, every… Continue reading I’ve Gone International!
I couldn’t resist. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The July 31st trade deadline is better than Christmas for me. Sitting at my desk with my laptop open so I can watch twitter, while refreshing Ken Rosenthal’s twitter feed is where you will find me all day on Wednesday. Heck, maybe even… Continue reading 2019 State of the Sox at the Trade Deadline
Yikes! That’s a lot of Kara. Turning 40 this year is something else. I cannot believe I have been on the planet for 40 years. Crazy! As many of you know, I was born with a facial difference called bilateral cleft lip and palate. I have had many surgeries and medical procedures over the course… Continue reading Celebrate 40 Years By Donating to CCA
Help me raise funds for CCA Kids by clicking here. I am turning 40 this year! Please celebrate with me by helping others as we widen the circle of acceptance for people born with facial differences. I was the only student in my nursery school, elementary school, and junior high with a bilateral cleft lip… Continue reading Big Birthday Fundraiser Helps Save Kids Lives
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
Welp, a lot went right and a some went wrong today. Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Peanut butter and pretzels it is tonight while I write. Today I confirmed that my hearing loss has progressed in both ears. My tinnitus has increased on the right side… Continue reading Ears, Jaws, and Yoga: Postcards from the End of the Week
I have been nominated for best publication in the poetic category by Spillwords. The poem is republished below. The link to vote for me is here. Scroll down this page to find “Hyannis Harbor, 2007.” I hate promoting things like this, but I do love writing and Spillwords is such a great place for writers… Continue reading Rock The Vote @Spillwords