On Family, Brotherhood and the Ties that Bind ...Then God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis (Bereshit) 4:9 "... and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love,…Read more My Brother, My Keeper
Thank You for the Music
For its Power, Magic and Transcendence “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou Have you ever felt that something you read or heard someone say was almost taken out of your own head? I resonate so much with the words…Read more Thank You for the Music
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fidget Spinners and Bouncing Knees It took me a long time to make up my mind and write this post. Because it addresses what is both the biggest motivator and also the hardest thing to come to terms with about this topic. Namely the embarrassment, stigma and misinformation attached to…Read more Stimming Confidential
Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities
Follow my blog with Bloglovin 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…Read more Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities
Stop the Madness!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin 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…Read more Stop the Madness!
Looking Within, Reframing the Past
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
A Serenity Prayer
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, andWisdom to know the difference." This is…Read more A Serenity Prayer
A Day of Atonement
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
I Did Not See this One Coming
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