Author Archives: Candice Jones Peelman

About Candice Jones Peelman

Cincinnati.

Purple Backpack

excerpt from speech given at StoryFest breakfast held Friday, October 12th, 2017 Maggie, started school this year with a bang. With literal kicking and screaming and banging on things. What was designed for modern parental convenience, the drive up, open … Continue reading

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In Our Lives, At Our Dinner Table

Since 1993, Starfire has been an example of inclusion in Cincinnati. Though the way in which we do our work has evolved over the past 23 years, we have remained steadfast in our passion and philosophy of our work.  That … Continue reading

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Bonsai

How it came to be decided that bonsai might be a pursuit is a longer story.  But, we found ourselves one morning Googling bonsai, and given Becky’s previous work with fairy gardens and love of plant life in the miniature, … Continue reading

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Starfire’s Response to Disability Rights Ohio Class Action Lawsuit

March 31, 2016, a federal class-action lawsuit was filed by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) advocates claiming that the state of Ohio is illegally segregating individuals with developmental disabilities. The purpose of the lawsuit is to increase choices for people with … Continue reading

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Loose Threads

On our first day together, Andrea and I made a list of things she was interested in.  I knew a lot of these things about her having drawn for her PATH a few years back: fashion, kids, shopping, doing her … Continue reading

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“Motherhood Changes You”

“I’d be curious to see what you’re doing in a few years.” There was a pause and a sort of knowing glance in my direction.  I sat in the passenger seat 24 weeks pregnant with baby #1. “Motherhood changes you,” … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Perspective

Originally published January 8, 2014 ………………. As we think about a new year, resolutions, and new perspectives, I thought I would share this folk tale about worlds. A Folk Tale About Worlds —reposted from Momastery.com A traveler came upon an … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The Cincibility 2015 annual report.  Thanks for a great year of reflection, learning, and dialogue.  Here’s to more conversation in 2016! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 … Continue reading

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The Great Flood

Genesis 7:17-20 “For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the … Continue reading

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From the Archives: A Good Staff

Originally published October 9th, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . He arrived with greasy hair, an otherwise nice looking man usually in clean clothes now showing up in dirty t-shirts, falling asleep in his … Continue reading

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