Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who is more blessed,
do you suppose,
those who have the life they prayed for or those who are grateful for the life they have?

This video features the song "Generous." Madonna Celebration Facebook "fans" will receive the Omaha Project EP with this song (and others) in their gift bag at the Celebration event. 

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Downs Side Up: The Doctors' Waiting Room, or, The Value of Our Da...

I read this blog from across the pond.  In her notes I relive the years gone by.  I hope you take the time to read this blog and meet her and Natty. They are  joy that I think you may relate to as well...

Downs Side Up: The Doctors' Waiting Room, or, The Value of Our Da...: Today we spent a good 40 minutes in the waiting room of our local Doctors' Surgery.  Nothing unusual in that with our Natty.  ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Madonna School Rhyme

One two buckle my shoe

Quick Facts to share with you

Three, four, knock at the door

Moved to the new building 2004

Five, six, pick-up sticks

Students of all faiths in the mix

Seven, eight, lay them straight

First private special needs school in the state

Nine, ten, a big fat hen

Learning to work gives students a win

Eleven, twelve, dig and delve

Some work kitchens, some retail shelves

Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting

Catholic school with no parish supporting

Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen

Only 25% of cost is covered by tuition

Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting

There’s no way of overstating

Nineteen, twenty, and thanks a plenty

How your support touches lives a-many

Whew!  And here are some notes that don’t rhyme!

One third of all Madonna students come from families that qualify for the federal free or reduced-cost lunch program. Madonna School educates and empowers students of a varied range of abilities and potential from ages 5-21. In the Madonna School Mission is to serve students and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible.  All teachers and the School Principal are certified in special education and the maximum number of students in a classroom is 10.

These last notes do not rhyme, but they are plenty full of reason to join us for Celebration August 25th, 2012! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Favorite Audience

For the past 21 years, magic has been my profession, my creative outlet, and my muse. Magic makes it possible for me to go places, meet people, and share experiences that would not otherwise have been possible. Most of those places, people, and experiences are wonderful.

But every now and then it goes beyond wonderful; it becomes phenomenal.  

Such was the case in January when I performed at Madonna School. Sure, I’d heard about Madonna School before. In fact, I have a nephew who just graduated from Madonna. But I’d never really experienced  Madonna.
And what a wonderful experience from the moment I stepped through the door.

link to the official
Madonna School Website