Category Archives: Father

Papa, the Shillelagh, and a head in the clouds….

As I was growing up, I recall my mother often seemed practically concerned about my fanciful ways and ideas, and my tendency to have my head somewhat ‘in the clouds.’ My mother might be considered a bit of a worrier, … Continue reading

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Building Stilts and Resiliency

H built stilts yesterday. His dad, Craig the Amazing, has offered to build some wooden ones with him, but apparently H couldn’t wait. Here is his prototype… Pretty cool, really… Then one of them broke – or more like… tore. … Continue reading

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A conversation with my Dad: Buffers, Limits, and Approximating Perfection

I have at times found myself stretched thin; a brittle husk of stress – somehow hollow and too full at the same time. I have felt this with my work as a special education teacher,  I have felt this as … Continue reading

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Remembering Neil Armstrong: Father, Son, and Special Interests

The Amazing Craig knows an astounding amount about the space program. Here are some of his reflections about Neil Armstrong: “Neil Armstrong and David Scott literally saved the space program from disaster – they were on a Gemini Mission and … Continue reading

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Today is April 1st – do you know what that means???

It is Sunday morning – and I asked H to help me with this post. I want to talk with him about Autism Awareness/Acceptance. It is April 1st… do you know what that means?? It means we get to goof … Continue reading

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The Musical Advocacy Project: Supporting Public Education and the Rights of Workers

So… sometimes my life seems to be cruising along pretty smoothly… and then something goes completely sideways. I am not particularly phased by this; it is one of the things that parenting a child with autism has gifted me. I am … Continue reading

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