Cool at 13, Adrift at 23

I posted a link to a New York Times article on the blog’s Facebook page yesterday, but I think it’s important to share here as well. Amid all of Ryan’s growing self-awareness, he understands that he does not have a lot of friends. He understands that he is different. For the first time, he is […]

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Social Currency on His Feet

A few weeks ago, Ryan said he wanted a pair of Air Jordans — a by-product of sitting with a different group of kids at lunch, and wanting to be like them. Veronica and he browsed the Nike Web site and found the perfect pair — a retro model the was kinda/sorta in San Jose […]

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It’s Still Progress

It was 5:38 a.m. this morning when Ryan marched into our room to tell us he had been awake since 4 and couldn’t go back to sleep. He promptly climbed into bed. I heard only bits and pieces of his conversation with Veronica before falling back to sleep, but what I heard was poignant enough […]

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A Pleasant Non-Surprise

Ryan had his middle school choir concert this week, and it came off without a hitch. There my son stood, with all his classmates, stock-still on the risers singing four holiday-themed songs. He was an active participant, singing with emphasis and wanting to do a good job. This no longer surprises me, but it wasn’t […]

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