My Spiritual Journey

I was raised in the Catholic church. As a child, I wasn’t allowed to attend CCD classes,(the Catholic version of Sunday school, with my sighted peers.

I Saw Same-Sex Marriage Become Reality

In February of 2004, I was attending Suffolk University Law School in Boston and interning in the Massachusetts House Counsel’s Office. On February 11, the Massachusetts Legislature met in joint session as a constitutional convention. The topic that made Massachusetts the epicenter of the political world that day was whether same-sex couples should have the… Continue reading I Saw Same-Sex Marriage Become Reality

Yesterday was my Birthday

I’m another year older. We celebrated with a barbecue at Mom’s. As always, the food was tremendous. I’m very much looking forward to the leftovers I will be eating after I publish this post.

Introducing Emma

On August 1, 2014, Mom saw a filthy dog lying outside her door. She approached the large, white dog with a little bit of caution. When she got near, the dog lifted its arm. Knowing it only wanted a tummy rub, Mom instantly liked her unexpected houseguest.

Introducing Scorpio

As a teenager, my mom was the first girl trainer at Multnomah Greyhound Park. While she was pregnant with my twin and I, the greyhounds were one of her biggest sources of support. For decades after leaving the track, Mom thought about adopting a greyhound.

Introducing Ufi

My dog guide, Ufi, is a six-year-old German Shepherd. He was trained by the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. We were matched on January 11,2013. Ufi is an excellent worker and an even better friend.