Monthly Archives: August 2014

Maybe It’s a Sign

According to a story on Yahoo news, about a month ago New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will update the logo on signs designating spaces for people with disabilities and remove the word “handicapped” from them as … Continue reading

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A Profound Legacy

Robin Williams committed suicide last week. I heard the devastating news during a casual conversation with my good friend Andrea, but it took a few days to sink in. Once it did, there was an aching emptiness in my soul … Continue reading

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Expand Your Mind

Toward the end of July in 1990, I was a twenty-one-year-old recent college graduate who was struggling to find my place in the world.  I had picked the college that I had attended based on the compact campus, and because, … Continue reading

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