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“Laugh it up, Fuzz Ball!” Little sis Amanda delights in that line whenever she finds it relevant. It stems, of course, from the original Star Wars, when Han Solo admonishes his jeering Wookie friend. Born with Down syndrome, Amanda’s disability … Continue reading
This article appeared in Equus Magazine in 2011. The library teems with a rainbow of colors as children file in, dressed in the bright t-shirts provided by the summer reading program. The theme stamped on the shirts is, “One World, Many Stories.” … Continue reading
Chally on slate, about 5×8″. It’s been a hard week for my friend Stayner, who lost his life partner on September 3. His life partner being, of course, his horse, LGM Challenger. Stayner is an avid rider and an AHA … Continue reading
Winning the first Triple Crown in 30something years was no small feat, but I never paid much attention to American Pharaoh. I had watched him in the Derby, and was so noncommittal that I didn’t even catch the Belmont. But … Continue reading
Surprisingly enough, a black horse on black background offers plenty of contrast opportunity, and the sheen on the coat can really pop. As the photographs demonstrate, though, the image has to have proper brightness/contrast to be represented correctly (see below). … Continue reading
When I am asked about our program, I explain that we promote literacy (the obvious answer), but also that we are promoting empathy and respect for life, in hopes of making the world a better place. I don’t usually explain … Continue reading
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Authors Nancy and Amanda Bailey describe in their true story what life is like growing up with Down syndrome. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspirational.
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