Shining new light on hearing loss

Shining new light on hearing loss

My friend Julie Olson has been a tenacious advocate for people with hearing loss for most of her adult life. A see-a-problem-solve-a-problem kind of person, Julie has been researching technology, writing columns, spearheading access campaigns, and coaxing people to stretch their social and professional boundaries as long as I've known her. (That's more than 50 [...]

Hope

Hope

I thought about hope this weekend and how it can blindside you sometimes with its apparent fragility. An angry outburst, a scary diagnosis, an unexpected storm, some disappointing news, a million small things can chase hope away. But, hope is a stubborn beauty and more steadfast than we know. All it takes is faith (and [...]

And when my time is up, have I done enough?

And when my time is up, have I done enough?

Our friend Joe once spent a small fortune to buy tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance in Hamilton on July 9, 2016. The success of his spur-of-the-moment plan, which included surprising his wife Patty, who was out of town, depended on a couple of fickle factors and one not so worrisome one (because he [...]