Sometimes you just have to write

Today is one of those days where I need to download my thoughts to provide relief from the tension. Bryan had a bad day at school. This should not be considered a big deal. Everyone has bad days. Why does this matter?  Because you need to understand when you have autism every minute of every […]

The Little Big Brother

Much has been written regarding the relationship between typical and special needs siblings. The sibling relationship in general is quite fascinating; you are friends, or not, grow up in the same house and have a unique common understanding of your parents. Often birth order can indicate some behaviors but I know in my sibling relationship […]

Opening the Kimono

This expression always makes me laugh; lots of my work friends use it in reference to revealing information to vendors. The visual always lingers for me. Recently,  I made a new friend. We were talking on the phone and he asked me a little about my life. I started to explain to him all that […]

The Confessor

Bryan blurts out all kinds of things. Some things are appropriate and make sense, others are random, too loud and nonsensical. However, one of my favorite Bryan qualities is his commitment to confession. Bryan calls me every day when he gets out of school. The calls fall into one of three buckets: He is calling […]

Here’s what I know

The last few weeks have been tougher than anticipated. I somehow felt since my mom suffered with Alzheimer’s for the last few years and wasn’t really herself that her passing would be easier. Wrong again. You see you don’t mourn someone who is alive, even in an altered state, so your brain is sort of […]