On Mourning for What Could Have Been Let the pity party begin! So much has slipped through my fingers through the years! Jobs, promising careers, relationships! Scientist, musician, opera singer, programmer, teacher, therapist, nurse, boss, employee, manager, activist, friend, lover, son, partner. So many failed attempts at getting it right. So many false starts and…Read more Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities
On Sensationalism and Irresponsible Journalism (part 1) http://inshapetoday.com/now-official-fda-announced-vaccines-causing-autism/ [RANT ALERT] So, I found this thing (in the link above) on my facebook feed. I don't have the time or the patience to write a comprehensive response at this point, but I could not simply "let it pass." Therefore, I'm releasing my little rant to the…Read more Stop the Madness!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin On Healing And Learning to See the Wondrous "...people can change the way they see. If they do, they'll see that I'm a wonder. [..] We're all wonders!" excerpts from "We're All Wonders', written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio Part of my journey of self discovery has included exploring and…Read more Looking Within, Reframing the Past
On Acceptance, Courage and ... Anyone with any connection to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or 12 step programs in general, has likely heard the following 25 words or something very similar: "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference."…Read more A Serenity Prayer
A Year of Forgiveness It happened almost a year ago. I had finally gathered the courage to talk to my older brother about my realization that I might have Asperger’s Syndrome. After some initial awkwardness, he almost took it as a relief, as one of those "finally we deal with the pink elephant in the…Read more A Day of Atonement
When the Other Shoe Dropped Some time ago I suggested to my wife to start a blog on the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders, mostly from the perspective of parents of a child in the spectrum. That's how I ended up getting this blog set up and my wife wrote a few brief entries. I…Read more I Did Not See this One Coming
My daughter is having a full on tantrum. She has been crying and screaming for over an hour. It doesn't help the fact that she was sick today and stayed home from camp. The reason for this tantrum is because we threw out an old piece of furniture. I also gave her a new set…Read more Endless Tantrum