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Get Soxy with the Strike Out ALS 5K

Did you know May is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Awareness Month?! We certainly did not until we learned about an awesome charity run on July 14th, the… 233 more words


We are knee-deep in the pomp and circumstance season…usually featuring packed auditoriums with hundreds of graduates and their families together to celebrate hard-earned goals.

But amid all the photos and tweets from ceremonies I’ve seen shared over the last week or so, one stuck out to me, and if pressed, I’d tell you it’s not really even close. 105 more words

Minor League Baseball Teams To Hold Pete Frates 'Bobble Bucket' Giveaway

LOWELL (AP) — Two minor league baseball teams will have a special “bobble bucket” giveaway this season to honor the inspiration for the ice bucket challenge. 113 more words


Around Town: ALS Silent Auction Fete @ Vida Penthouse Pool Club, 5/29/15

VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards

From a press release for an ALS benefit to be held at Vida Fitness Penthouse Pool and Lounge at The Yards (1212 4th St. 458 more words

Around Town

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She sat firmly in her chair pinching paper balls out of the straw wrapper.

She talked.

He looked down at his water and determined to wait until a specific ice cube melted before moving. 358 more words

We Need To Talk

While ALS has been slowly chipping away at my ability to speak, I have been finding various solutions to the communication problem. What you are reading now is just one of several “voices” I rely on. 701 more words


Thoughts on my father's passing

Today is Memorial Day, and while my father did not die in the service of his country, he did serve his country: as both a submarine officer, and later as an engineer working for the DoD.  811 more words