Category Archives: Think about it

Tuesday Tunes – “Teresa” (A Forgotten Oldie)

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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The Important Things

. One of the joys of having a child with Down syndrome is that they are constantly reminding you of the truly important things in life, simply by living a life full of joy and happiness.  They live each day … Continue reading

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The Lovely 10%: The happiest members of a movement you won’t hear about on the news

(October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month; this post – originally posted in 2011 –  highlights just one more thing that many people don’t know about the DS population) As many of you know, our youngest daughter, Rebecca, was born with … Continue reading

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Just Like Her Dear Old Dad….

. Rebecca has taken to sitting in her own booth at our Friday night pizza hangout – she can’t be bothered with us boring grown-ups. She always brings along a few toys to keep herself entertained. So last night, I … Continue reading

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A Somber Remembrance – Thoughts on the Anniversary of 9/11

I suppose every generation has its share of “Where were you when….?” moments – those “somethings” that happen that are so big, so life-altering, and which affect so many people that the vast majority of them have a memory etched … Continue reading

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A Fateful Monday Morning

Statement by the President, August 6, 1945 THE WHITE HOUSE Washington, D.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 6, 1945 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – It’s a good thing he’s so cute…..

A couple of years ago, Paul and I went to see the movie “Act of Valor” – the one that stars real-life Navy SEALs.  We both really enjoyed it, and it was neat to see “the real deal” in action. At the time … Continue reading

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