Category Archives: Making a Difference

Courage to wear a pink tutu

It takes courage to be vulnerable. Cancer patients don’t have a choice. They are thrust into it.  Bob Carey, a photographer who loves to make his wife laugh, chose to share that vulnerability as his wife worked her way through … Continue reading

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Soldiers Courage to Ride

Bike rides are so refreshing, I love them, and take for granted that I can hop on my bike any time and peddle to my hearts content.  Thanks to a program dubbed Soldier Ride, groups of wounded veterans get together … Continue reading

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Facing autism with courage, and lots of heart

When I began writing this blog, to celebrate ordinary people who act with extraordinary courage, Lisa Ackerman was one of the first people I featured. My brother and sis-in-law know Lisa personally, and they will be the first to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Team Rubicon- A passion to help

We all know someone with enthusiasm that is simply contagious. They have a passion that can’t be bought or sold. It’s just in them. Jake Wood is one of those people. After serving as a US Marine, he found it … Continue reading

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A story of community and good food

I have always day-dreamed about having a few acres full of garden goodness, some chickens and a small orchard (of course the work involved isn’t really part of my fantasy).  But for now, I’ll make due with my small backyard … Continue reading

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The time is now to do something

Sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lives that we can stop noticing what is going on around us. The people that live in small towns down the road may be no more than a blur as we … Continue reading

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The Courage to teach from the heart

Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood Massachusetts Fire Department could be considered courageous simply because of the job he does day-in and day-out keeping his community safe.  But, as the father of an autistic son, Bill saw the need to … Continue reading

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