I remember when adults used to say that there were two topics you never discussed unless you knew the temperature of the room first: religion and politics. These two topics were supposed to be the holy grail (excuse my French) equivalent. If you were ultra-religious or uber-political, the conversation was doomed before it even began, … Continue reading Volatile


I’m a collector. You know the type, who has a lot of something, but still has to have more. No matter if it’s practical or not, no matter if I’m never going to ever possibly use it or see it ever again, I have to have it. It started small, and it’s gained momentum over … Continue reading Collectible


It’s that time of year again… for the changing of the wardrobe. You know how it is, when you try to stretch those t-shirts into 40 degree weather, and you pretend you’re not freezing, despite the goosebumps all over your arms. Maybe you ditched the shorts, but maybe not, and if not, then goosebumps there … Continue reading Change


I was at the Mohawk Valley Down Syndrome Support Group Christmas party this evening, and it was a wonderful affair. This year it was the largest yet, at almost 300 people. It’s always amazing to me how many people you wouldn’t imagine to be there were there. It truly affirms the “6 degrees” theory. People … Continue reading DS


Don’t you just hate it when you’ve written something utterly amazing for everyone to read and share it around the water cooler, just to realize you’ve actually trashed it accidentally without even publishing it? That happened to me today. I wrote this great blog about my birthday and how insane it is to be at … Continue reading Deleted