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this is what amc looks like

Today, June 30, is AMC Awareness Day.  And what is AMC?  Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a rare muscular/skeletal disorder that results in joint contractures and visible deformities.  There are many different varieties, but if it occurs, it does so … Continue reading

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what fred said

    Ten years ago today, my father-in-law Fred Blahut died of COPD, and not a day goes by when I am not reminded of him.  I first met Fred in late 1985, when I started dating his daughter Joni.  … Continue reading

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your public service announcement for the day

In my real job (the one that pays for more than just putting gas in my Harley), I work in railroad safety.  So iffn you haven’t seen this yet, may I pass along this animated and very catchy safety message? … Continue reading

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mickey, me, and depression

Last week, Baltimore comedian and radio personality Mickey Cucchiella announced that he was leaving the 98 Rock Morning Show after several years of co-hosting.  My wife and I are big fans of him, having listened to the Morning Show for … Continue reading

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i forget

I wrote the following piece in 2008, 9 years after my daughter was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC).  I am bringing it back because June 30 is Arthrogryposis Awareness Day.      A weird thing has happened to me.  I have … Continue reading

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lucky

I wrote the following piece in 2000, the year after my daughter was born, as a “Letter from the Editor” for a newsletter I worked on at the time.  The photos, except for the last one, are from that year, too.  When I … Continue reading

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