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Community Blog Posts

Reducing Holiday Stress

December 2, 2021

As we slide into the holidays this year, I want to make sure to remember the lessons learned during the pandemic, wild weather events, social and political turmoil and most of all what we have collectively learned as individuals over the past year or so. I believe that one of the best things we learned […]

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Where I’m From

November 10, 2021

This is a poem written by my 2nd daughter, Alexandra, in 7th grade. In a season of thanks, I thought it a good time to share. Where I’m From I am from hugs, smiles, and loveand mud fights in the backyard.From the sticky, melty popsicles on hot summer daysTo warm hot chocolate by the fire […]

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November 3, 2021

When I was 16 years old, I was accidentally shot in the back and paralyzed from the waist down. I remember approaching my ‘rehabilitation’ with vigor – looking forward to the date I would be released; I wanted to resume my life. The rehab process took a few months; near the end, I was sitting […]

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