The last time Ryan had a triennial re-evaluation for ongoing eligibility for special services, the psychological profile including the following statement from the evaluator: The family has gone on many enjoyable trips to places like Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York City and Long Island. In the years since I could add the following: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., […]Read more "My Traveling Companion"
The day after a favorite sports team’s season ends brings with it a special kind of mostly meaningless sadness. I say mostly meaningless because, unless you’re a gambler, the outcome of a game rarely has lasting implications for fans. That doesn’t make the heaviness-of-heart any less real. Yesterday, in a day Veronica and I have […]Read more "Basketball Enemies, Parenting Teammates"
So, about that recent visit to Veronica’s extended family? Sure, we had some challenges. But there was an awful lot of good. It’s a trip we’ve taken just about every year since our kids were very young. The house is always overflowing with kids, presents and food. The kids all play together, but Ryan was […]Read more "Connecting With Cousins"
School is out. It’s officially summer time. We are in that difficult, super-unstructured period between the end of the school year and the start of camp. It can be trying. Ryan wants to spend most of his days away from us, alone in his room typing hockey standings. If we let him do it for […]Read more "Something New"