Local Gem: Longboards wraps & bowls

The Real Frank Sisters and families met up recently for a much-needed outing. We chose to go bowling, something both the little ones and bigger ones can enjoy together, and then dinner. I wanted to find a good, local place to eat. So after a little online searching (I don't make it to Kansas City... Continue Reading →

I’m not giving up, but …

I'm not giving up. I'm not a quitter. It's not really in my nature. But for the first 20 years of this chronic illness, I spent a good portion of my time trying to find ways to be healed. Or spending time being depressed because I wasn't. I don't think I'd ever really thought about... Continue Reading →

‘I don’t know how you do it’

My friend, Tammi, recently shared a video on Facebook by Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice) and the "moment no one talks about in special-needs parenting." It's fantastic and you can view it here. This friend and I have talked before about how our situations are different (autism vs bipolar disorder) but relatable. Anyway, the thing that struck... Continue Reading →

‘If you see something, say something’

“Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence?” – Carl Sandburg In November, Dictionary.com announced its word of the year for 2017 was “complicit” and wrote it “has sprung up in conversations this year about those who speak out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stay... Continue Reading →

i LOVE the Olympics!

The greatest sporting event begins this week. While I love college football and college basketball, especially March Madness, nothing compares to the two and a half weeks that are the Olympics, which rotate every two years between the summer events and the winter ones. Olympism, according to the Olympic Charter, combines sport with culture and... Continue Reading →

Are we missing the whole point?

We sat down at a corner table in Pizza Planet and began eating a late lunch. It was Christmas Eve, our first day at Disney World, and the restaurant was buzzing not unlike the scene from Toy Story. This trip was our Christmas present, but I had struggled with knowing that so many employees were... Continue Reading →

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