The Golden Couple

September 17, 1966 is the day my life would change forever. Of course, I wouldn’t know it until I was born more than nine years later in the fall of 1975. In truth, I wouldn’t fully appreciate the gravity of that day until now. Ask someone who attended the wedding of Eugene Heising Jr. to Read more…

Giving Thanks

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) I’m thrilled to report that brettapproved enjoyed a productive trip to Web Summit, Dublin. It proved to be professionally and personally rewarding. I’ve been to Mexico City and to northern Mexico as a journalist but this was my first European adventure. My biggest takeaway in regards to accessibility is this: everything is Read more…

Interview with Meg Gerritson, Co-Founder of Hello Mamas

What inspired you to help create Hellomamas? I created Hello Mamas alongside two amazing women and mothers, Christa Terry and Julia High. All three of us faced unique challenges when it came to making and keeping mom friends. My son, Jack, was extremely colicky and had severe food allergies, so I needed to be extra Read more…

The perfect cure for cabin fever!

Don’t worry east coast friends, spring is almost here! With the changing season comes a fun time of year: spring break. It’s time to start thinking about where you might want to go and escape this year. Here are a couple things to consider: Where to stay: Whether you’ve been digging out of the snow Read more…

Saying goodbye to summer

Like most of 2014, June, July and August flew by in a blur. Summer may not officially end until September 22 when autumn introduces itself to the Northern Hemisphere, but for all intents and purposes, Labor Day and football season signal its end. Here’s a look back at our spectacular summer. Abilities Expo June found Read more…

3 reasons I’m thrilled it’s 2014

Want in on a secret? I’m fascinated by our place in history. What I mean is, how is it that I’m here now and I wasn’t born in 18th century England or in 312 B.C. when the Romans were busy perfecting the aqueduct? Better yet, why wasn’t I born in 2776 when we really will Read more…

A thought-provoking afternoon

“SOLD!” he shouted swiftly his voice, gavel and sound block working in perfect harmony. As the utterance of that single syllable echoed through the cavernous “tent” and settled on the ears of the car enthusiasts in attendance, lot number 1630, a 1968 Dodge Charger 426-cubic-inch, Hemi V-8 custom two-door hardtop sold for $126,500. “That’s nothing,” Read more…

See You Soon, I Hope!

You’re probably thinking I’m saying goodbye to a friend – a member of the brettapproved crew or an old college buddy perhaps. Nope, It’s a wheelchair – my polished titanium freedom machine from TiLite. At first blush it may seem odd that I refer to my chair as a “freedom machine” but that’s exactly what it is. Without it, I’d have to crawl everywhere! Not cool. Can you imagine? Read more…