On the Divide

Historically, and in my personal lifetime, when a catastrophic event (large or small scale) came, it often brought communities and families together. A commonality rose to the surface: humanity. 

This is not one of those times. 

The waves of this crisis divide us. Additionally, in this age of “technologically connected” the spotlight on just how divided blinds, enlightens, and devastates.

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I’m tired. In some ways I feel like the sick I had at the beginning of March just won’t let go. It could also be because of seasonal allergies, my throat appears to be

Our Story of Down Syndrome: The Short Version

For the first 21 years or so of Marcus’ life, 

“Down syndrome” didn’t really come up,

and I kept our privacy setting as restricted. Not that I was hiding, I just wasn’t sharing. Why? Well, one reason is because most of those years were pretty, how shall I say this?

Boring.

Not to me, you understand. But to an outsider. Seriously. What exactly is so exciting about going to work and going to school and living in Middle America? Not the stuff of reality TV programming. And I was

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Online

From http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/reid-adler-had-a-vigor-for-life/article_279a98f8-2940-59b4-989c-8d5db0ced411.html

The Message that The Internet is Forever…

While speaking at a Listen to Your Mother Event,  I met a mother whose middle son died by suicide. She bravely shared about how his life was cut short because of two bad decisions. 

When a picture he shared privately, became public (after being tormented with the possibility for no one knows how long) he decided that humiliation was more than he could bear. His life ended at aged 15. 

How many times have

Yes, Actually, These Opinions Are My Own

I still have Opinions

For some reason, I thought that with the election “out of the way” maybe the “political” posts would settle down and my opinions could be demonstrated simply by how I live my life.  However, we as a planet have entered an alternate universe and…

Politics are Personal.

Yesterday I watched a small snippet on YouTube with standup comedian Dave Chappelle. It was old, by media standards, like 5 years or more.  In it, he talked about how white people don’t share their political opinions. “Who

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