Handling the Curve

“In the Show, everybody can hit the fastball.” — Crash Davis in Bull Durham The classic 1980s baseball movie Bull Durham is full of witty one-liners. When issued by the main character, Kevin Costner’s career minor-league catcher Crash Davis, they usually arrive in the form of life advice disguised as a sports quip. So it […]

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The Narrow Path

There’s a look. We know it well. It’s one of anguish, fear, concern, and pain that is just short of physical. It is the unwelcome face of anxiety. It is accompanied by both physical (a stiffened body) and behavioral (defiant, bordering on manic, activity and trouble sleeping) markers. We’ve seen this look too much recently […]

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Couldn’t Have Said It Better

The axiom that advises, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” is true. I bring it up to better frame the story I’m about to share. In other words, your mileage may vary. Disclaimers aside, I know one of the things we struggled with as parents of a child […]

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It’s the Little Things

Much has happened since my last post. Christmas happened. New Year’s happened. Another NHL Winter Classic happened. Several trips to the doctor, and even one to the ER, happened (everyone’s fine). Heck, even Jim Harbaugh to Michigan happened. Each could be its own post (well maybe not the Harbaugh thing, but still, yay! Jim Harbaugh! […]

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And Then He Dropped the Mic

I was running late, rushing to brush my teeth and get out the door to catch my train when he said it. Ryan casually mentioned that he had told his language arts class that he attends a social skills group. He mentioned something about sharing an essay he had written. I poked my head out […]

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