acceptance · behavior · Concerts · emotions · gratitude · Mental Health · recovery · Self · thoughts

    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

acceptance · Cleft Lip and Palate · News · Writing

I’ve Gone International!

  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!

baseball · Red Sox

2019 State of the Sox at the Trade Deadline

  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

emotions · Medical/Dental · Mental Health · recovery

Structural and Emotional Improvements

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

hearing · Medical/Dental

Ears, Jaws, and Yoga: Postcards from the End of the Week

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

acceptance · Poetry · Self

I Used To Hate Poetry, But Now I Write It

  I used to hate poetry, but now I write it. Sometimes …sparingly. Some of it has been published on Spillwords.com, some of it remains in notebooks and journals. Most of it I wrote during college. My practice has been growingly irregular due to the need to write blog posts and PR copy. There are… Continue reading I Used To Hate Poetry, But Now I Write It