A Plea to NHL Teams

Happy NHL eve everyone! Yes, it’s true. Hockey is back. Or for you social media types, #hockeyisback. The NHL drops the puck on a new season Saturday at 3 p.m. ET — just a little over three months late due to a labor dispute. This has not been an easy time for Ryan. Thankfully he […]

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A Little Perspective

Perspective can be a difficult things for kids on the autism spectrum. Ryan interprets the world so literally that it can be hard for him to see beyond what’s immediately in front of him. But not always. This wasn’t exactly a relaxing weekend in my house. The return of the NHL from a four-month lockout […]

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‘Tis the Season for Sharing

When Ryan retreats to his room and begins banging away at the computer keyboard, we never know quite what to expect. Often the result are exquisitely typed, perfectly aligned, mathematically correct NHL standings files for seasons that exist only in Ryan’s mind. The problem with those is that once in a while they don’t align […]

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The End of the Internet

“I thought you were surfing the internet?” “I was. I finished it.” Those lines come from an old commercial for DirecTV’s DSL service, suggesting that with their high-speed service, one might actually reach the “end of the Internet.” (See the spot here.) It was a silly suggestion (geek comment: With DSL? As if!) even 10 […]

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When I Grow Up

Confession time: I am a space geek. Always have been. I remember as a kid reading about the first lunar landing in 1969 and being angry that it had happened before I was born. This was during a quiet period for the U.S. space program, between Apollo and the space shuttle. Without missions to follow, […]

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