Systems Theory| Family Reunions part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series: Going to the family reunion, or not? Part 2: The Circles of Life See Part 1: Going to the family reunion, or not? See Part 3: Going to the family reunion? Shave your armpits. The Circles of Life We’ve all heard the quote about...

America the Beautiful| Through the Autism Car Window

Hi Everyone. Getting ready for a vacation? Thought you might like to read about the family trip that changed our lives. Oh Beautiful for spacious skies… From the moment I was pregnant, my husband Tom dreamed of the day he could retrace his childhood...

I love Aaron| I hate Autism

Proust says, “The real voyage of discovery is not in seeing new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” Can I love Aaron and hate autism? If I say, “I love my child, but hate cancer or heart disease…” many people would say that is okay. If I...

St. Nick and the Batman socks

St. Nick and the Batman Socks photo credit: frannie60 In Christmas 1981, Cincinnati Public Schools was involved in two class-action lawsuits. Our family was caught up in both of them. The first concerned the right of Aaron, our then seven year old son, who had an IQ...

Smokey the Bear, Aaron, and a joke

Smokey the Bear and Aaron This year, Smokey the Bear celebrates his 65th birthday. Last weekend, as our family was trying to keep our house available to prospective buyers, we took a road-trip to Clifty Falls State Park in Indiana. (click here for related post)...