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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Putting the Progress in Progressive

This was my article for today’s Tab. I have been harboring a feeling of love for my town lately, even more than usual, because truly it is one of the best places on earth, even with its Boston-bred arrogance and insufferable need for “process.” And now, there is the new four-way stop on my corner, which has done wonders in terms of getting Ben and Max to school daily. Now those show-offs on the main road have to stop for us second-class side street citizens. I feel smug every single time I make one of those High Street drivers stop and wait for me to go.

And, of course, even better: Quest, the people behind Nat’s social group. I am eternally grateful to their drive, creativity, and ability to connect with organizations like our town’s Parks and Rec, and with the local Special Olympics, as well as Alternative Leisure Company. They are ordinary parents doing an extraordinary job.


Hi Susan
I couldn’t have a look at your Tab because the server at my school blocks that site, I will check it out later. But I did go and have a look at the Special olympics link.A year round sporting program is such a great resource. What a positive way for participants families to connect and network with each other too. Sorry to hear that you were visited by the ‘Fallen Arches Fairy’. She came to visit me about two years ago right after the ‘Multi Focal Lens Fairy’, ‘Thicknening Waist Line Fairy’ and my all time favourite ‘Wrinkle fairy’. I just waiting for the ‘Mid life Crisis Fairy’ to drop in and see me now!

— added by Sue on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Oh, that mid-life crisis fairy visited me, indeed. She is an ugly one, with a vise-like grip. I only recently recovered.

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

When you refer to us at ALC as ordinary people doing an extraordinary job… I don’t think of it that way. I think of it as my group of friends. A night out with MY friends. I love what I do to the point where, I don’t really consider it a job, I get to go out with people that I truely develop a friendship with and care about. Some may be able to express our friendship with words or “stompies” others just the smile on their face is satisfying enough to know that there is a reason that I am there… for my friends!

— added by Heather (ALC) on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm