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 […]

Hands Touching Hands

DJ Bryan typically selects songs based on movie soundtracks or songs he learned at camp. He loves Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. He loves to play it in the car and when Neil sings “hands touching hands” he grabs my hand to hold it. Such a little thing, but so substantial. I love holding hands. […]

Piece of Mind

No it’s not a grammatical mistake. I was driving this morning and heard Peace of Mind by Boston. That is way too big of a goal for me right now, so let’s go with the piece of mind. That, perhaps, is attainable. If anyone is reading this, here is a newsflash. People with Autism are […]

Payback’s a big bitch

The fun never ends. I had episodes of anxiety as a child. I had diarrhea before anything important, which included a test, the first day of school every year, and any significant change. I made my parents miserable and I worked them over. I screamed, cried and carried on. When Bryan was little, about 4. […]

Base Camp, Everest

Last Sunday I woke up with a stomach virus, you know the drill, no visuals necessary. I also had a wrenched neck and back after volunteering on Saturday at Feed the Hungry and pretending like lifting boxes was something I do every day. The combination of my stomach, neck and back literally pushed me way […]

The reason I jump…

So at some points I can imagine a suicide note entitled ” the reason I jumped” but that is not the title of this post. The Reason I Jump is a book from the author David Mitchell and I just finished reading it yesterday. The book is a translation of thoughts, answered questions, and short […]