I talk a lot on this blog about the things being an autism parent has taught me. Among the most important: learning to recognize difference in others and place it into perspective. Since autism is a spectrum disorder, the differences in those it touches are all a matter of degrees, from those lightly brushed by […]Read more "A Spectrum as Wide as the Human Experience"
I am not a great dancer. I might not even be good. I’m certainly not good like, say, Dennis Norfleet: Norfleet is a slot receiver/third-down back/kick- and punt-returner for Michigan. You put him on a field in front of 100,000 people, and he’s going to dance. It doesn’t matter if Michigan’s winning or losing or […]Read more "And We Danced"
We went. Of course we went. Michigan lost. Of course Michigan lost. We left the house at 3:30 p.m. and returned at 1 a.m. In between we picked up my friends C. (Rutgers grad) and D. (Michigan grad, like me)., drove to Piscataway, parked, attempted to tailgate, rode a bust to the stadium, endured a […]Read more "Postscript: We Went (Because Of Course We Did)"
The following has (almost) nothing to do with autism. But it’s my blog, and I’ve got a few things on my mind, and they touch on some of my favorite things and they involve my son. It’s long. You’ve been warned. If the photo above doesn’t intrigue you, feel free to move along. I won’t […]Read more "Why I Will Go"
The alternate title of this post could be “Or, how I learned to stop worrying and embrace my son’s awesome powers of recall.” Ryan has an incredible memory. Like, astoundingly, incomprehensibly, amazingly incredible. This is not new. How I feel about this? Well, that’s changing. Saturday night, I took Ryan to a hockey game. It […]Read more "There’s a Future in This"