Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm finally starting to feel time ticking by and running's only 6 weeks before we head west. Lucas and I recently visited Tom in Seattle and enjoyed a wonderful week reconnecting as a family and "getting" why this move is the right thing for us.

As the month of March closes, a big chapter will end too...On Thursday, I resign from my job of more than 6 years...with nowhere to go and nowhere to be...a little scary, but more than anything else, leaving this job certainly feels like the right thing. I've learned so much about myself -- both personally and professionally -- and have met some of the most wonderful people along the way...lucky me.

Yesterday, I packed my first I have miles to go before I sleep!

For now, I'll leave you with a few pictures from our fun in Seattle.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spread the Word to End the Word

On behalf of Lucas and others like him, please stop using the word "retard" or "retarded" to describe a person or action as "dumb" -- Lucas does his best and struggles every day to try to keep up with his peers. We take for granted what takes Lucas so much effort to accomplish. It's not fair that he be discriminated against because of the way he was born -- like so many of us that at one point in time were deemed "unequal" in the eyes of society -- it's time people with disabilities are treated with the same respect we all deserve as human beings.

Lucas is a beautiful, amazing and bright soul (in every way) with much to contribute to society, as long as he's given a chance.

We can help pave the path for that opportunity by helping end the use of the r-word. I honestly believe that -- one person at a time -- we can put this word where it rest with all the other derogatory terms we've removed from our everyday language. Because it's not cool and it's certainly not nice.