I Have Friends!?!

Something you should know about me is that I was seriously bullied as a child from first grade through middle school.  I laugh when I tell my husband that I was like “Gru” in Despicable Me 2 where in one scene it shows children running and screaming from Gru for fear of catching “Gruties” :). Once in high school, […] Read more…

“My Brother Doesn’t Talk Much, But He Likes to Play”-The Simplicity and Acceptance of a Sister

My daughter is beautiful.  She is a physical beauty, but even more importantly she has a heart full of love and innocence.  Not that she doesn’t behave like a stinker as do most 6 year old kids; but she has been tested by life, and passed.  Her older 10-year-old brother has autism and a very affected amount […] Read more…

Why I Light It Up Blue

The “Light It Up Blue” campaign is run by the Autism Speaks organization. Every year everyone around the globe is invited to put blue lights on the homes and places of businesses to show support for autism awareness. Many global landmarks participate and “light it up blue”. There is, however, a problem. There is a […] Read more…

The Day My Career Died

I am a professionally trained coloratura soprano opera singer.  I had high hopes, goals, and dreams, and I was on my way to making them happen…until one day. It was January and -5F in Bloomington, Indiana. I had made it to the final audition to get into the graduate opera program at Indiana University. The Indiana University.  […] Read more…

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