Love is Love is Love

I do not make New Year’s Resolutions, I make hourly resolutions. I couldn’t possibly store up all of my potential improvements to force them out in a year end blast. My journey is iterative and I’m forever fine tuning the workload. At this point there is also a collision between resolutions and  bucket list items. Kind […]

Ogres are like onions

If you have seen Shrek, you know what I’m talking about. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. Time to peel back and examine my thoughts over the last week. I almost titled this blog Working the Fan Club, Part Deux, but just couldn’t do it. Bryan had a really great Thanksgiving, that is autism parent […]

Working the Fan Club

Blah blah blah Thanksgiving. I know it’s the best holiday of the year, not religious, for all Americans, etc.  I love the traditional Thanksgiving meal and all it represents in terms of giving thanks and appreciating all you have. For many special needs kids the holidays can cause a lot of anxiety. What is expected […]

Checking my resolve

I am not big on New Year’s resolutions because I make resolutions all year long. Every day to me is an opportunity to improve on something, to start new, to dig deep, to get moving. I am always resolving to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, like everyone else. That is the first layer. Then […]

i have a dream

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” To me equality equals respect. I can’t imagine anyone, particularly parents, who was not moved with great sorrow by the senseless […]

Mother of all days…

Everyone knows tomorrow is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to let your mom know you love her and appreciate her. One of those nice made up days that you must respect and deal with or you’re a shit. I love my Mom, she knows it, but I am perfectly happy spending a day, any day, […]

29 years of a missed Valentine

My Pop, the beloved Victor Henschel, died 29 years ago today on Valentine’s Day. The irony of losing the sweetest grandfather/father on earth is not lost on his grandchildren/children. For years we did not celebrate this day in the usual jovial way, even if it is a made up commercial holiday. For years just hearing […]