Nurtured by letter, by phone, by email, by text messaging, the deep-rooted friendship that has developed over six years between Linda and me is undeniable!
"I hear cymbals, but I don't see them," Stephenie Och recalls a fellow parade watcher announcing as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Area High School Marching Band marched by this summer.
Update (Nov. 9, 2012): A trio of entrepreneuers recently announced the development of an adaptive, hands-free digital musical instrument; they are currently raising capital to fund their first production run. For more information on the Jamboxx, see the sidebar at the end of this artcle.
The first hint that I was exhibiting symptoms of a muscular disorder came to me in 1997, when I began having problems rising from a church pew. I realized that I could no longer rise simply by grasping the back of the pew in front of me and pulling myself up. I decided my muscle weakness was simply a result of insufficient activity and advancing age, and that the problem could be overcome by...
When I was 7 years old, I stomped up the front porch steps into our modest eastside Detroit home. With tears in my eyes and head bowed toward the ground, I related to my mother how some friends did not pick me to join the impromptu baseball game organizing along a strip of grass across the street. Once again, real estate on the Louisville slugger had vanished, and I had not ended up a member of...
John DeGeorge, 50, of Los Angeles, works as an IT (information technology) compliance consultant to make a living, but he lives to play the drums.
“I think I was born with an interest in making music, or making noise,” he says. Being the son of a former drummer with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, such a passion for music must be in the genes.
Spring is in the air, and you know what that means — it’s time to prepare for your child’s IEP or 504 plan meeting.
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an old pro, it’s always a good idea to get your game plan ready ahead of time.
To help alleviate the stress that can go along with IEP meetings, here’s a roundup of some useful resources that can strengthen your IEP/504 plan toolkit and...
In June 2011, Vicki Pollyea of Tampa, Fla., heard a loud explosion on her bedroom porch. Pollyea, who has type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and walks with assistance, spotted a small fire through her porch door.
The U.S. Power Soccer Team went head to head with the best in the world last fall and came away champions of the 2011 FIPFA World Cup. It’s the second win for Team USA, which previously won the 2007 Cup in Japan.
Returning as undefeated champions, expectations were high for the U.S. players.