A news story we would like to see in 2009

BOSTON, MA – Mayor Menino today announced that the City of Boston would augment its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with its first Christmas Ladder lighting as well. “By lighting a ladder we are celebrating the story of The Christmas Ladder and the wonderful job it has done raising awareness for asthma in children,” said […]

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The Christmas Ladder, A Poem

The Christmas Ladder It’s the light that makes the ladder not what it seems,light and ornament,a silver bird cage where a paint bucket often sits,rungs for work boots turned to shelvesfor wooden trains, painted elephants,the mundane transformed by golden bells on a hinge. white lights cross, and cross again,leaving Santas without place to hide or […]

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The Ladder Makes the Boston Globe Online

The Christmas Ladder enjoyed it’s first news hit today on boston.com. The coverage was a little too focused on me and marketing the Christmas Ladder, but the article is accurate in relating the original event and even properly refers to “asthma episode,” rather than the inaccurate “asthma attack,” terminology. To quote, “The tale hangs on […]

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