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Last Spring Alex made the decision to look outside of the Indians/Guardians to advance his career. Cleveland had been very good to him for the 5 years he worked there but when advancement was not open, he knew it was time to seek outside of his comfort zone.
You may remember me announcing in the late Spring he took a job with the farm team of the NY Mets. What he was offered upon his acceptance changed when he moved there and although he tried to make it work, he knew he was in the wrong place, and he returned home. He began his search in July looking for the best fit – Well today it Happened – Alex is moving to Dallas, TX.
He is excited (and so are his dad and I) about this move where as Binghamton, NY was not an exciting move, but he did meet some great people there and he forged some lasting friendships. But he will be off to the big city before this year is up and I believe 2023 has a TRIP to Dallas with my name on it.
Do you remember me sharing that we (Alex, his dad and I) were told by a Psychiatrist at the Cleveland Board of Mental Health that Alex would not graduate high school without help, he would never graduate, college and we would place him in a half-way house where he would obtain a menial job. Well, “F” YOU Dr. Lorna – Alex said he would prove you wrong and he has – not only did he work and advance his experiences with the Guardians he was sought after by various teams; but due to the cost of moving and living he had to turn down offers. Alex may be on spectrum but don’t tell him he is different – the only difference may be his Will to learn and be his BEST.
We are so proud of our son and always have been. We have supported and cheered him on when others like Dr. Lorna told us to stop and give up. Seriously – The Guardians was his stepping stone – and if you don’t believe it – I will continue to share his success …
For those of you who stopped talking to Rich and I when Alex was diagnosed in 1996 – please GO “F” yourselves…When we needed our friends and Alex needed to be accepted for being the same person he was before his diagnosis – you deserted us.
To the Bully who assaulted our son in High School and to the students and faculty who saw it happen – it’s time to come forward and apologize to Alex. The Bully may not be around to apologize but there are plenty of YOU out there who can!!!
Back to the people we thought were our friends- you obviously weren’t!
Alex has taught our family to overcome adversity.
What is a Coach, and do you need one?
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A good coach is someone who will guide YOU to view Your positive attributes.
Coaching is designed for YOU to adjust and make the changes You want.
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An advocate will not judge or place their opinion on YOU.
An advocate will guide you through a process.
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Enjoy each moment
“You are too concerned with what was and what will be.
There is a saying:
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”
― Author unknown
While prednisone is not a stimulant, however, it is making me anxious and odd. I am less tired but I feel as if my brain just does not want to function in the manner in which I would like. However, I am taking it along with another medication to combat the effects of Lichen Planus. I have been dealing with this malady for years and although once in treatment, it is now twice over the ten years this disease has invaded my mouth! Since you can’t see it and I have obligations to myself and others you may not even notice that I am hurting 24/7. The problem with silent illnesses is that you the community assume that I am running on all cylinders and although I try to be the SuperWoman of my body, sometimes I have to admit I need help.
I may be a woman but SuperWoman sometimes leaves and I am left alone to face the pain well not letting on to you…However, it is important to communicate what may be affecting those that are in your group. If we don’t use words of explanation not only will we be misunderstood, we will be left to our inner voices that often are not friendly. However, if those unfriendly thoughts are ours why aren’t we changing the tone of the dialogue.
Ponder on this!
A Yiddish Poem – by Gene Wilder
In July 2018 I had the opportunity to interview the Kingston Trio. Growing up in the 50s, 60s and being a young adult in the 70s their music genre was one I appreciated and the songs they wrote and performed were songs by many of us sang at school, summer camp, and around the bond fires when someone took out their guitar and led us through them. As a younger person, I never thought I would ever have the ability to meet them, let alone talk to them about their music, but now I will for the second time. https://www.spreaker.com/user/10697139/the-kingston-trio-live-7-12-18
For me, success is not counted in money – but the opportunities that I have to connect with special people. https://www.kingstontrio.com/
The original Trio consisted of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds.
Mike Marvin – Taken in as part of the Nick Reynolds family as a teenager, Mike learned his music ropes at the foot of Nick Reynolds, his late “adopted father.”
Tim Gorelangton – was born in Hawaii, just like Bob Shane and Dave Guard. His father was an Air Force pilot and the family lived all over the United States. “Tim’s main goal is to ensure that the group’s music remains true to its original intentions. He’s the Trio’s Chief Musical Director, arranger, and cat wrangler.”
Don Marovich is from Gary, Indiana has had a very successful career in music and notes he was discovered by The Limeliters and was hired to be their tenor, and now is the tenor in the TRIO that makes me smile as the good old days are still here when they perform!
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