The days leading up to September 11, 2001, had been tiring, but productive. On Saturday, the 8th, we had started the wall and ceiling painting phase of our living room renovation. Sunday was another full day of painting and on Monday I painted some more on my lunch hour (I had been working from home… Read More September 12, 2001 – An Uplifting Light in a Moment of Darkness
Today was my eighth official Father’s Day. Before my son, Mikey, was born I never completely appreciated this annual celebration. But, now, it’s one of my favorite days of the year. I’ve come to realize, though, that this day is kinda backwards. I feel like I should be honoring my son instead. If it weren’t… Read More Celebrating My Son on Father’s Day
I wrote this on June 13, 2016, the day after the tragic shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, which killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Yesterday, this popped up as a memory (a very sad one) on my Facebook account: To my LGBT family and friends…I love you. I’ve always loved and respected you, but… Read More In Memory of the Pulse Nightclub Victims
This article was originally published on April 8, 2013 on the Autism Society’s blog site. I am re-posting it here in honor of World Autism Awareness Day: The month of April is upon us once again. The fourth month of the year is my son Mikey’s birthday and also National Autism Awareness Month. The former… Read More A Daily Reality for Those Touched by Autism
The human heart takes about 0.8 of a second to beat. Rounding that to a second is a still almost imperceptible amount of time, yet so much can happen in that duration.
In a single heartbeat’s time, a single second, 4.3 babies are born and 1.8 people die around the world. More than… Read More A Single Heartbeat