Archive for April 2009

An Aliza-ism

April 7, 2009

Aliza is driving a little Step2 tractor around and around the kitchen, while eating Froot Loops from a bag.

Aliza:  “Look mom, I’m eating while I’m driving.”

Mom:  “I see, you are very talented.”

Aliza:  “I know.  I may have to join the circus.”


Ronald Reagan, Michael J. Fox & Me

April 1, 2009

It’s funny, the connections you never anticipated.  I loved Michael J. Fox as a kid, anyone who knew me will tell you, I had pictures of him up all over my bedroom.  I was a freak, it’s embarrassing, really.

What I could never have guessed — that we’d have a connection, years later.  Well, us and Ronald Reagan.  Our paths have never crossed and yet we have something major in common — we’re all highly interested in stem cell research, because it could help find a cure or treatment for disorders affecting us.  Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, & Fragile X are linked somehow — I couldn’t begin to explain it — but the research that ‘s going into studying Fragile X treatment could also lead to treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimers.   It’s exciting because there’s sure to be more support and finances thrown toward this research if it could possibly be beneficial to several different diseases and disorders!

I was just thinking about this because MJF was on Regis & Kelly this morning, and I was remembering how I loved him.  And thinking how I could never in my wildest dreams anticipated the little connection we’d have now, 25 years later.  Ain’t life weird.