Category Archives: Music

Rest in Peace, Dick Clark: 1929-2012…My Life Time of Memories Shared

// var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; This morning, Dick Clark reportedly died of a massive heart attack. So many memories have come flooding back to me. When “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” started, I was quite young and always begged my parents … Continue reading

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2012 Autism, Special Needs, Self Enrichment, LOA & Spiritual Events

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2011 Part 2: Events…Therapeutic, Neurodiversity, Education, Support, Advocacy, Conferences & Family Fun

// var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; I have spent the last several days compiling events for the second half of 2011. At this time, I have over 100 events from 23 US states, 6 countries outside the US and the Internet. … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month & World Autism Day…Show Your Colors!!!

// var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; If you have met one child with Autism, you have met one child with Autism. Those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are each unique, multifaceted individuals. In April, we honor Autism Awareness Month and April … Continue reading

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Why We Home School…A New Spin on Life

// var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; As a homeschooling parent, I am keenly aware of some derogatory stereotypes associated with the choice to educate children at home. Homeschooling is often portrayed by the media as a backward process with exclusionary motives. … Continue reading

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With Gratitude For Helping Me “Carry On”…Happy Birthday, Dennis DeYoung!

// In 1977, I was in elementary school, already a target for bullies, and enduring abuse and chaos in my personal life. That year, the song, “Come Sail Away” was released. It set my imagination on fire. …and began a … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Hero…The Magic of Confidence

// The soundtrack of my life has been choreographed to songs by Dennis DeYoung (with and without Styx). Other than the beautiful voice and harmonies accompanied by DeYoung’s phenomenal keyboard playing, what always attracted me to his songs were empowering … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions (Old & New), Memories & More…A Time of Gratitude

var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; A dominant aspect of my life is music. So, it’s no wonder that I find inspiration in topics surrounding music. Music for most people is like a relative bringing back memories. How many of us of … Continue reading

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The Reward (is in trying)

var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; How many times, as parents (especially parents of children with special needs), do we utter some variation of the words “just try”. We regularly ask our children to step out of their comfort zone and try … Continue reading

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