My next toastmaster speech project is supposed to be a "touching speech," It's practicing how to convey emotion through storytelling. Instead of just saying "Billy felt sad because he wasn't invited to Joey's birthday party", you'd tell the story of Billy watching his friends pass by on their way to Joey's party and wondering why … Continue reading Touchy Feet
The 2017 NFED Family Conference has already come and gone - in a flash, it seems. This year it was held in Falls Church, VA, which is right outside of our nation's capital - Washington DC. The day before conference was Advocacy Day, and many NFED families went to Capitol Hill to speak with their … Continue reading 2017 NFED Family Conference Recap
In first and second grade, my teacher encouraged us to make books so we could practice our writing skills. At the time I was very impressed with myself because I wrote a lot of books. In looking through these "books", 30 years later, I am amused by the fact that very few of them are … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: If I had 3 Wishes
Hi there! I'm sitting outside on this lovely evening and I've been itching to blog for days now. There is a lot on my mind and I want to write about these things, but they are too hard right now. So instead, I will write about something that makes me happy. This time of … Continue reading Late Spring Inspired Memories
Here I am in another hotel, in another city, on another work trip. That reminds me of an Ani Difranco song... in a coffee shop in a city which is every coffee shop in every city on a day which is every day The night before I left, I must have been subconsciously worrying that … Continue reading Hello from Houston!
Yesterday I found out that one of my followers on Instagram is a devotee. Shit. I knew this might happen when I went public with the blog and put a couple of videos on YouTube. My first reaction to finding out that someone is looking at pictures of me solely because they think my deformed … Continue reading Show Me Your Hands
I'm sitting here listening to an Indigo Girls playlist on YouTube. It's been a while since I listened to them, and oh man, how I've missed these beautiful melodies. They're like the female version of Simon and Garfunkel. They make me want to learn to play the guitar. Their music reminds me of my carefree … Continue reading What Would You Give for your Kid Fears?
I got my temporary lower bridge last week. It is a strange feeling to have something foreign in my mouth. Despite having had all kinds of weird apparatuses (I really feel like the plural of apparatus should be apparati, but apparently it's not) in my younger days, I can't say I welcomed the introduction of this … Continue reading Temporary Discomfort
Last time I wrote I was excited because I went through my dentist appointment without having my bridgework removed. My doctor has since acquired the necessary tools to remove my lower bridge, so that was how I spent this Wednesday morning. I made a quick video about it when I got home tonight. You can see … Continue reading Dental Update…
Things never quite end up the way I worry that they will. See my video for a recap of my dentist appointment and my run-in with the law today. Pardon the bad lighting, bad outfit and bad hair portrayed in this video. This is really just how I roll at home. https://youtu.be/LrxFZnZWY9Q