You might have picked up from the blog that I am a bit of a sports fan. Hockey, football, basketball. College or pro. I am a ticket-buying, jersey-wearing, road-trip taking, yell-at-the-TV, never-miss-a-game fan. For me, sports is the ultimate form of escapism. You get to spend two or three hours completely wrapped up and emotionally […]Read more "Sharing a Moment"
We got off easy in Hurricane Sandy and the blizzard that followed this week. But try telling that to my kids, who have been without Internet access! for coming up on two weeks. This has forced them to find some alternative forms of entertainment, which is easier for Riley than Ryan, who, I don’t know, […]Read more "A Picture Is Worth …"
I have not been further from my house than a walk around the block since Sunday. I’m not complaining — I know how lucky we are that Hurricane Sandy spared us major damage, or even a loss of power when so many in my home state of New Jersey are suffering horribly. We have no […]Read more "Sunday – The Rest of the Story"
Navigating life with a child on the autism spectrum often requires leaving outings and events after the bare minimum time spent. You see your child struggling — with the noise, the crowd, the group activity, with anything that falls outside their routine — and you exercise your predetermined escape plan. Sunday, Ryan and I left […]Read more "A Day With Gang Green"
I planned to write about our weekend today. About how Ryan became the loudest, most enthusiastic fan of both Riley’s travel soccer team and the New York Jets. If you’ve been following around here, you know this is a really. Big. Deal. But those stories can wait. This morning I followed my normal weekday routine. […]Read more "It’s the Logistics"