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Author and Down Syndrome Advocate- Most Recent Posts

Legacy of Love

Grown Ups & Downs|

Immortality One day, several years ago, my father asked me, “Why do you want to be a writer?” “Immortality” I answered. I think this is common for artists. Since accepting the challenge to write and share about Legacy, I’ve seen it sprinkled in many songs and art references. Pretty much the entire musical of Hamilton is obsessed with the theme of legacy. Early in 2018, the lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died at 46. Forty-Six. Too young. She touched many lives in her

Reluctant Hero

Grown Ups & Downs|

Solitude Ever want to run away? Maybe that’s too drastic. There are certainly times for all of us when we want to get away. Maybe to be  completely left alone, but for me usually I want to get away with just my two boys, Quinn and Marcus. We do alone, together, pretty well.  Even so, Marcus and I are apt to go to cities first and participate in the bustle. We go to exciting destinations and do something filling; not always, but often our location is chosen by something asked

The Sun Says “Hurry Up” and Other Fall Thoughts

Grown Ups & Downs, The Innocent Prince|

I’m going to share a little old and a little new today. In November of 2014 I wrote: AUTUMN PLAYS TRICKS WITH TIME Waking moments are fewer The sun says “Hurry up” while The wind pushes us along and I swear time moves faster by Taunting my to-do lists and My goal sheets Each minute holds the seconds more loosely than the last And they fall away quickly like the leaves that desert the trees Then swirl along the ground Warning of the darkness beckoning

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Marcus is part of a program teaching playwriting

Former North drama teacher Jennifer Castello-Scott, now a freelance drama educator, devised the curriculum. She enlisted the help of author and speaker Marcus Sikora, who has Down syndrome. Marcus was involved in this cool program to teach the kids. Here's a lovely article in the Omaha World Herald about the program: Circle Theatre works with schools on playwriting project for special education students   Read on!    

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Grown Ups & Downs, In the News|0 Comments

Momaha: How I went from gold medal worrier to luckiest mom I know

Published on Momaha via Omaha.com earlier this week: Earlier this month, I stood next to my son, Marcus, while he spoke to a room of more than 1,200 spectators. It was unbelievable to witness. The event was the star studded "Be Beautiful, Be Yourself" fashion show, which took place Nov. 11 in Denver. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosts this event each year to raise money to continue research and improve medical care for people with Down syndrome. Marcus was named the 2017 "Be Beautiful, Be Yourself" Ambassador. As the parent of an adult with Down syndrome, I have been a

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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