Sunday was a beautiful, summer-like day in the Northeast. It was a touch hot to be considered fall “football weather,” but all things considered, it was a pretty ideal day to spend at MetLife Stadium watching a lackluster effort by the New York Jets against the Detroit Lions. Ideal, because of my companion. This is […]
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You’re a parent. Maybe you have a child on autism spectrum or with other special needs. Maybe you don’t. What do you think of when you hear the phrase “birthday party?” Do you smile and think of your kid surrounded by friends for a few hours on a weekend afternoon? Do you shudder and think, […]
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This blog, and, not so coincidentally, my family have been on vacation. We’re just back from another glorious week spent in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We first went there in 2011, searching for a vacation spot that worked for our family. We found one, and a lot more. In four short years, the “OBX” has […]
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Sometimes when you’re in the thick of the day-to-day, you fail to notice significant changes that are happening right in front of you. Most of this NHL season, Ryan had a routine. After finishing his homework and eating dinner, he would head to the basement to watch hockey, by himself. He said he preferred it […]
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Yesterday’s Super Bowl XLVIII, played just a few miles from us at MetLife Stadium, was a dud. It was a throwback to the Super Bowls of my teen years, when the Broncos or the Bills or some other hapless AFC opponent was seemingly getting trounced every year. The Seahawks led, 2-0, after 12 seconds. Any […]
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