The Child Inside

This past weekend, I had the joy of working with a group of teenagers from around the country. They were here to participate in a leadership weekend and become the first ever Youth Board for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. CMT is the disability that the youth and I all share. 9 totally different kids. And yet […]

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Walking the Walk

My usual birthday tradition is to reflect upon and then write about what the last year of my life has taught me. I spend the actual birthday solo and introspective, to pay attention to the lessons that sometimes fly past our busy lives. And yet, this year, I did not get the chance to carry […]

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I have always had specific dreams. Maybe it’s the Piscean in me but sometimes I love to dream in detail. One of my longest running dreams was to be married and expecting a baby and my pregnant wife gets a random craving and I delightfully go and make it happen. Just always seemed like it […]

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The Hanukkah Bush

One time in 2008, I was out for a fall walk in my Denver neighborhood. Had my headphones in, my sweater on, and was digging on the changing leaves. When, out of the blue, I had an olfactory rush of pine! It was intoxicating. I instantly followed the scent. Got stronger by the block, and […]

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Who da Poochie?

It was a Saturday in December of 2012. I went to the Mountain Dog rescue near the camp where I worked and lived. I was nervous when I walked in. This was to be my first dog ever. And how would I know if I was choosing the right one? I was looking for a […]

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The Water is Fine

I always dream about vacations. I long to let it all go and get away from my worries. I dream of beaches and mountains and foreign lands. And I dream of doing very little once I get there. And yet, last month, I went on the best vacation you can imagine. It wasn’t in some […]

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