This One’s for You

I went to a viewing yesterday for a dear coworker’s son who was tragically killed last week. No matter who you are, you cannot escape the heart wrenching grip of the loss of a child. At the viewing I saw many of my coworkers; after 10 years many of them feel way more like friends […]

Sophie’s Choice

Ok, so that’s a very dramatic title, but you’ll get my point. I have been waiting for this for forever, not exactly waiting, but more like anticipating or expecting. Saturday is Jason’s 15th birthday. I know it’s Yom Kippur (which actually exacerbates the whole thing) but while I do respect the holiday, we don’t typically […]

Catastrophic Major Hurricane, part 1

It’s eerie now. You have constant coverage of storm prediction and warnings and FEMA and every channel is talking about Irma. When you live in Florida, you learn all kinds of terminology, feeder bands, dirty side or clean side, in the cone,eye, storm surge, etc. You are internally programmed to the timing of advisories, 8am, […]

Drowning, drowning in the sea of love

This one’s a stretch if you don’t have any experience with special needs.  I am always happy when the boys get home.  I love the camp break and the time to myself but the last two weeks I’m really missing them and by the last few days before they arrive I’m like a little kid […]

Once there was a way to get back homeward…

You know that feeling when you hear just the few opening notes of a song and a wave of emotion hits you?  How can a few notes, a few short lyrics arouse so much sentiment? These lyrics in the blog title come from the Beatles’ tune Lullaby; just the tone of Paul McCartney’s voice and […]

Sugar, yes please.

There is truly nothing greater in this world than the joy your child brings to you. While the last week or so has brought some of the greatest highs, I have experienced some significant lows too. I try to keep the highs front and center, but I often find myself shaking my head at some […]

You can. End of Story.

While the focus of this blog entry is on Bryan, the title could apply to Bryan, me and basically anyone facing a goal. Bryan is 17 and is an extremely capable young man. I don’t say this flippantly or casually because there is absolutely nothing casual or inadvertent about where he is today. About 13 […]