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Venting Safely

Hiked all the way to the top of the mountain and got pushed off before I could enjoy the view. 

Growing up Alex - the Lactose Intolerant Edition

Today we went to the beach for a little bit and stopped for some Ben & Jerry's. I didn't have any lactaid pills, but Alex had ice cream anyway. He said "When I refluxed it was so awesome because it felt so cold coming up."

Growing up Alex

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Dear Alex,You are not quite nine years old. I was updating and cleaning through your itouch and found this email that you sent.It makes my heart smile.Love,
Mom

Alex Schwartz Poetry Series 2.4.13

Will You Marry Me

So much to prepare
Proposal
The ring
The time
The place
Finally, will you marry me

Remembering Grandma Pearl

I started to think about what Pearl's life lessons for me would be had she taken the time to write them down. And if I think back over the almost forty years I got to spend with her, there are really four or so:

1. Take care of your family before you take care of yourself. This may not seem like modern thinking, but if I really look to why she would do this it begins to come clear. If you do this, you will make everyone including yourself happy. If I think about each and every meal, I am not sure that she ever sat down with us, but rather served us. And who doesn't remember how each and every meal began, with your choice of a half grapefruit sprinkled with sugar (what I always chose) or a small glass of tomato juice (what Dawn always chose).

2. Stand up for what you believe in. Pearl was absolutely famous for this. She demanded amazing customer service, and I would sometimes feel sad for the people on the other end of the phone, letter, etc. because they had no idea what had …