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Top Ten Points of Friendship I’m Thankful For

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Am I this squishy every month? A little. However, it’s also this #LoveBlogChallenge keeping me really squishy in February. So much of what is good in life around me is full of love, but not about “in love.” The question posed: 10 things that are better than anything except being in love Friendship - Top Ten Perks Today, my ten things (that aren’t things, of course) that are better than anything revolve around friendship. I made this list then put it in a randomizer; it was too hard for me

Legacy of Love

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Immortality One day, several years ago, my father asked me, “Why do you want to be a writer?” “Immortality” I answered. I think this is common for artists. Since accepting the challenge to write and share about Legacy, I’ve seen it sprinkled in many songs and art references. Pretty much the entire musical of Hamilton is obsessed with the theme of legacy. Only a few weeks ago the lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan, died at 46. Forty-Six. Too young. She touched many lives in her short life

Love, Language, Introductions

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“What makes your husband a good husband?” I was once asked by a colleague. I’ll tell you: He scrapes the ice and snow from my car, early in the morning, even though he doesn’t even have to be up yet. He brings me hot tea when I wake up from a nightmare in the night. He asks the question, “What can I do to help you?” and then, and this is the important bit, he does that. Show me You see, my “love language” is “acts of service.” I

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“(I like Black Day) because the author of it has Down Syndrome”

Children's author Marcus Sikora visited Horace Mann after receiving an award winning letter from a fifth grader. Marcus Sikora is the author of the children's book “Black Day”, a Halloween book about a boy wanting to be accepted into a monster band. Marcus Sikora got the idea for the book at a state park. “I was at Mahoney State Park,” Marcus Sikora said. “It’s a great place to think about monsters.” Marcus Sikora also draws his inspiration from activities he enjoys, especially theater. He has performed in local plays, and wrote a short one-act play. What is remarkable about Marcus

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: |0 Comments

Starter Press for Be Beautiful, Be Yourself

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s fashion show brings out the stars Models with Down syndrome, such as 2017 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador Marcus Sikora, will be joined on the runway of next month’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show by such celebrities as Oscar-winning actress Maris Tomei, Eva Longoria, Joe Manganiello, Tony-winning Denis O’Hare, actor-author-comedian and Global board member John C, McGinley, Jamie Foxx and more. International supermodel and apparel designer Madeleine Stuart will receive the 2017 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award at the glamorous event. Read More -   

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marcus’ Interview on WYFF (Video)

It's all GO around here (and beyond) in the month of October. Last weekend we had a whirlwind trip to Greenville, SC. Where we met up with good friends, old and new, and had some great events. But what you want to see is right here: Marcus' morning interview on WYFF: Wondering where in Greenville you can pick up a copy of Black Day: The Monster Rock Band? M. Judson Books and Musical Innovations!       

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