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Season of gratitude

My wife plans to buy some really good thank-you cards today. It’s been an uplifting week, actually two in a row, and we anticipate another to come at the month’s end. This is a season of gratitude. From people like…

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On the cusp of victory

This weekend marks the 35th year of the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon benefitting cancer research and patient care. As legions of PMC riders prepare to click in for up to 192 miles over two days, lifted by several thousand volunteers and…

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Lifting each other up

Somewhere up there, our son is surely hooting at the marvel taking place in our lives. One of Mike’s closest and lasting friends is a special needs educator in a nearby town. At times effusive,  loquacious, and highly-driven, Travis works…

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What every woman should know

 Sometimes as we keep grinding away, it's easy to loose sight of the big picture. For any of us whose loved ones or friends have been impacted by cancer -- in this case, ovarian cancer -- here is a reminder…

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Excerpt: Closer By The Mile

Here is a sample from Closer By The Mile, the story of the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon for cancer research, published in 2013: One day Sandy Fitzgerald was out walking with her amber-eyed granddaughter. She asked Hannah: “Do you think we’ll…

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