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Akron Marathon (I did the half)

Yesterday was my half marathon in Akron.  I think it is my second half as a race of the year.  I really enjoy the half marathon distance.  I wore my Running for Tommy shirt and I had people cheering for Tommy as I passed.  and lots of people while running asking me about Tommy.  I […]

A Year Ago

I thought that somehow I would come up with 'perfect' words to reflect on today.  I am falling short.  Each moment I keep thinking back to 'a year ago' honestly, I have done it all week.  In someways, it seems so long ago and other times I feel like it was just yesterday.  For today,put […]

Eric Liddell – The flying Scotman

So why am I posting a biography…continue reading and you decide…. born Jan. 16, 1902, Tientsin, China—died Feb. 21, 1945, Weihsien, China) British runner who won a gold medal in the 400-metre run and a bronze in the 200 metres at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The son of Scottish missionaries, Liddell was born […]


I'd like to tell you about a project I saw on Members Project. It's called "Project Brain Child," and with your support it could get funding from American Express. To nominate this project for potential funding, please go to Project Brain Child Members Project is an exciting initiative that brings people together to make a […]

A Tommy Story

"Many a day Tommy and I would sit around and watch baseball games on TV. I remember when our team was losing or needed a rally we would do a special knock on the table for good luck in hopes that our team would make an outstadning play or come back to win…many times this […]

I’ve been neglectful

I feel badly that I haven't posted in so long.  I had lunch with Lucy, Katie, Jennifer and Luca on Wednesday at House of China (one of my favorites).  We had an extra chair at the table and I would like to believe that Tommy joined us. 


I worked up enough nerve to read my personal blog from a year ago.  I only read this week.  I decided to repost this entry…   Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Boston Market Okay, I have had a glass of wine…so naturally the thoughts come pouring out..and I lose sense of mind…I ate lunch today at […]


I have been here reading my adoption blogs as I do every evening.  One of them linked to another blog that had adopted from Guatemala..but upon further reading they had lost a child to cancer.  Jacob.  Jacob is a triplet.  I hope that the family is okay with me linking their blog but I thought […]

As Promised….

Warm Again A cold came in to us… A mist filled our eyes… Your spirit passed into immorality… How would we live without you? We waited… Then we suddenly were Warm again, When, In our lives We realized you are as close as ever We can never forget Your love for us And The noble […]

Six Degrees….

So they say that in order to get to anyone it is through six people…well, I found out today that Dr Allan Friedman, who performed the surgery on Edward Kennedy  also did surgery on Tommy when he was at Duke for a clinical trial.  hmmm….I wonder if Tommy helped Dr. Friedman with the surgery.   (Just […]