My Friendship Wish

Dear Friends, I have been having a tough time since Thanksgiving. I am so trying to figure out why! It seems to happen on the holidays, even though I love them. I am so tired because of it, though thankfully I seem to be calming down. I got to hang out on Zoom with someContinue reading “My Friendship Wish”

SpellX 2022 Video. All Grown Up: Some words from “older” Spellers

Dear Friends, I am so proud to share this extended version of my SpellX video! This was a collaboration with several friends, including new ones. Our words come together to share a bit about the experiences and perspectives of adult Spellers. This is a topic that needs much more discussion and work, and I hopeContinue reading “SpellX 2022 Video. All Grown Up: Some words from “older” Spellers”

In Thanks – a poem

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! My life is so rich, ever growing more so. Gratitude is infused into my being, and it is a gorgeous and exhilarating way to live. I am having a bit of a tough day, with some anxiety and OCD and grief for my father; holidays bring up soContinue reading “In Thanks – a poem”

Typing Sabbatical

Danny has been taking November to focus on making progress with autonomous typing, i.e. typing on a keyboard on a stand, without a CRP holding the keyboard. This jump in communication mode is highly challenging and energetically taxing, and Danny realized he needed to scale back on other activities and devote more energy to thisContinue reading “Typing Sabbatical”

Boo!

Happy Halloween, Friends! I so love the whimsical and fantastical and spooky spirit of Halloween, as well as the idea of connecting with spirits of our dearly departed. I also love writing Halloween-themed poems each year. This is my 2022 Halloween poem, inspired by my late father, who used to say that he would beContinue reading “Boo!”

Episode: Building Community Through Surfing

Dear Friends, I am so happy to share this new episode, filmed some months ago but still fresh! I loved chatting with John White of Waves4All, the group that I and several Spellers go surfing with. He has built an amazing community for adaptive surfing and it is a highlight of my month to joinContinue reading “Episode: Building Community Through Surfing”

Autumn Sharks

Dear Friends, Today I had an amazing snorkel at the Marine Room with Tara and Shay! It was fantastic. So many leopard sharks! My stamina is improving, and I felt more confident exploring on my own, though I know Tara and Shay were watching out for me. It was my first time snorkeling with Shay,Continue reading “Autumn Sharks”

Caves and cliffs and just us

Dear Friends, Today was another great snorkel! We went out early at La Jolla Cove, to a high tide but gentle waves. It was so gorgeous and vibrant. We saw so many Garibaldi and several sea lions swam by us. But the highlight was swimming around the eastern point to a line of caves andContinue reading “Caves and cliffs and just us”

Dealing with a lot!

Dear Friends, I have had some absolutely exciting opportunities and achievements pop up lately! But this also stirs up all sorts of difficult feelings as well, like fear of failure and sadness over time lost and stress. Our brains are so funny! So I wrote a few poems today about all of this. This oneContinue reading “Dealing with a lot!”

The Ocean & Us: Sharing the Energy of Waves

Dear Friends, Welcome to the updated The Ocean and Us! I am so proud of our new focus, and so proud of our original episodes as well. We are starting off our renewed series with and interview with my friend Joshua Greiner. He is a fellow Speller, and also an active poet and surfer andContinue reading “The Ocean & Us: Sharing the Energy of Waves”