If you follow this blog, then you followed our adventure as I took my son to Harrisburg to lobby for special education funding reform. Our bill failed to pass. Why? Politics. Our elected legislators let politics get in the way. That bill had UNANIMOUS SUPPORT and it ended up failing. Yesterday we were all calling […]
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No doubt you’ve heard the accusations against Kevin Clash, the creator of and voice behind Elmo. I believe him. I believe the official statement from Sesame Street. I believe in Elmo and in fact am going to see him this Saturday at the opening of the holiday event at Sesame Place. And here’s why. The […]
Yesterday was such an exciting day for me and Kevin. We were invited to join the Education Law Center and Arc of PA in Harrisburg for a day of special education lobbying. Specifically, we were there to help lobby for Senate Bill 1115. This will just be photos and a recap of our day’s activities. […]
Bear with me, I’m going to do a recap of my day at BlogHer, and I’ll try to be brief but want to put it all in one post. First, a bit of background. Earlier this summer, I turned 42. I think it triggered a mild mid-life crisis. Luckily, I haven’t purchased a sports car […]
Do you watch Jersey Shore? I do, it’s one of my guilty pleasures and I don’t believe there’s an episode I haven’t seen. I usually watch them online when I can get to them. Friday night, I was laying in bed watching Thursday night’s episode. The short version of the episode is that in addition […]
Most of you have already seen this Letter to the Editor that I wrote to the Daily Local. I’m putting this on here more for me, so that I always have a copy and can reference it if I want to, especially if the link disappears (which it has). Basically, on Monday, there was an article […]