Word to Your Mother, Part 2.

I don’t know how or when it happened, but one of my favorite blog posts got lost in the migration of the website to a WordPress blog after the original host, MSN Spaces, shut down.  I wrote it on Mother’s Day of 2009, a few short months after my youngest niece was born via natural…

Maintaining Momentum.

Here we are a week in to another debacle with a different airline and I am already seeing a familiar pattern from a year ago, which doesn’t feel so good. The initial post of the situation goes viral, people click the share button and express a few lines of outrage which gives the illusion that you…

Consistently Inconsistent

Day five started off quite similar to its counterparts from previous road trips with the whole crew nursing a bit of a hangover. I suppose it is the expected outcome from a late-night out chasing drugs earlier in the week, only there were no hazy memories of wild times with which to partially justify the feeling. Even sleeping in a bit later than…

The Saga Continues…

It’s been a couple months since my last rant about the abysmal failure shortcomings of United Airlines customer service, and I have had far too many blog-worthy experiences that you should’ve read about by now, but you’ll just have to settle for a brief summer recap. I got the fancy new wheelchair that I’d ordered…

Customer Service Fault

Coming home from a road trip is always a little tough, but this one has been infinitely more difficult. It’s been a full three weeks since United Airlines broke my wheelchair, and the thing still hasn’t been completely fixed. Instead of focusing on The Here and Now Project and our upcoming events, I have spent the better part…

Love Will Find a Way

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m a big quote guy. One of my absolute favorites is attributed to Theodore Parker that says, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” I got the tattoo below of song lyrics in my handwriting a couple years ago that, I think, along with Parker’s century-old words, really…

In Sickness and in Health

I knew today was coming. I’d probably looked at it on the calendar a half a dozen times, but somehow in the overall randomness of the day, I let it slip. My third wedding anniversary. It really is hard to wrap my head around the fact that, in November, Kristen will have been gone for three…

The Recovery Waltz

One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three. Back in college, they held an “Introduction to Ballroom Dancing” class in one of the gyms adjacent to the sports medicine room for varsity athletes – not that the CWU wrestling team actually spent much time in that area. No, the redheaded stepchildren of the athletic department rarely mingled with the revenue-generating…

If You Build It, They WILL Come.

  You always hear it said that a picture is worth 1000 words. Click  over to the Here and Now Project blog to find out why this picture from the first official Meet Up is worth 1000 YEARS!!    

Just How I Roll

I woke up At 6 AM on Sunday morning, groggily cursing daylight saving time for having robbed me of an hour’s sleep – as if I was innocently staying up till 1 AM the night before and it had snuck up on me. Like a ninja. But as my two caregivers – one disturbingly chipper…