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Who Will ALS Take Next?

August 5, 2016

So far, my friend, Bob Deyan has been taken by ALS. My brother lost two of his best friends and fraternity brothers — John Conti and John Delserone to this disease. An old boyfriend’s mom passed away due to ALS. She was a sweet, smart woman named Toots. I’m sure you know people too. It seems like the worst diseases take only the nicest people. If there was a…

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It’s Not the House, It’s the Family

December 11, 2015

My brother just sent me a story from the Wall Street Journal about the Allen family from Pittsburgh, dealing with their first Christmas without their parents. It touched me because it could have been about our family. Their tree from the ’60s looked like a more attractive version of ours, and they had family traditions too. They made jello salads and barbecue ham sandwiches with homemade buns for…

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A Pooty (Pretty) Butterfly

September 25, 2014

Ever experience something that you don’t talk about much because you know people will look at you funny and say, “Yeah, right.” For me, it was the night my mom visited — maybe 7 or 8 years ago. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you’ll know that’s impossible because my mom died in 1992. However, when she was alive, she always said that after she died…