foreshadowing fore·shad·ow [fawr-shad-oh, fohr-] verb (used with object) – to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure: Political upheavals foreshadowed war. I was looking through old photos recently, when I stumbled across two that caused me to stop and think about the funny ways the universe works. They immediately brought to mind two other, more much recent […]Read more "Foreshadowing"
Other than my parents and brother, I can’t think of anything else in my life I have cared about as long as the Washington Capitals. I was born in Washington and went to my first game at age 4 or 5. That was in the late 1970s. That first outing ignited a life-long love of […]Read more "Microscopes vs. Telescopes"
A few weeks ago, I attended a reception held by Autism Speaks on World Autism Awareness Day. The musical entertainment that evening was provided by an incredibly talented and charming young man with autism, Ethan Walmark. I went searching for a YouTube clip to add to my post about the evening, which I quickly found: […]Read more "Perfectly Imperfect"
You might have picked up from the blog that I am a bit of a sports fan. Hockey, football, basketball. College or pro. I am a ticket-buying, jersey-wearing, road-trip taking, yell-at-the-TV, never-miss-a-game fan. For me, sports is the ultimate form of escapism. You get to spend two or three hours completely wrapped up and emotionally […]Read more "Sharing a Moment"
One of Ryan’s early social studies assignments this school year required him to write a brief essay about the upcoming presidential election. His first effort produced a paragraph in which he declared he would not vote if he had the opportunity because waiting in lines is stupid. I believe in my kids’ right to express […]Read more "At the Intersection of Hockey and Politics"