Category Archives: Sometimes the pace chooses me…

Road Trip, Time, and the End of Summer Moon…

I haven’t really been able to focus on writing lately, and I am uncertain why this is. I have plenty of ideas and lots to say. In fact, I have a ridiculous number of partially or mostly done posts… but … Continue reading

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Supporting Diverse Learners: Visual Notes and Other Perspectives

I have a social hangover… I am spent… I haven’t yet been able to get to the place where I feel caught up, but like I shared in my previous post – it has been an intense, but positive, couple … Continue reading

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Social Hangover…

Anyone else have a social hangover? Fortunately, Craig and I are on the same page. He says we should just hole up in our burrow and embrace the priorities of Hobbits… (Well, maybe really geeky Hobbits…) Second breakfasts… Tweensies… Afternoon … Continue reading

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This child does not deserve to be painted with my stress… A Poem

Today is just one of those days… I’m working hard on slowing it down… letting go of my agenda… responding to what my kid is REALLY saying… and remembering to breathe deeply… because this child does not deserve to be … Continue reading

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Thankful… Rocks and Sticks and Plan B Brilliance

Yesterday we walked long by the river. We collected rocks. We hunted for agates… and even found a few. Today we walked long, long, long around a spectacular West Coast lake… Our day in the woods meant no time to … Continue reading

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Aspie Travel… And Were Off!!

We are on the plane… heading far, far south… to Mexico. Every few years Craig and I have been fortunate to be able to take some time away and do a bit of travelling. In fact, each summer my parents … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Conversation Unplugged: “Mom ~ I love you!!”

Today H and I  were heading into the big city. It was close to a two hour trip and we agreed to have a no technology drive. That meant no iPad, iPod or laptop in the car for H… and … Continue reading

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Vectors of Autism: A short story of the Premier

It has been a busy couple of weeks. As often seems to be the case – I have a tonne of things I am trying to accomplish simultaneously. I had imagined a certain leisurely pace existed somewhere – but I … Continue reading

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30 days and counting… Autism: Day 4,711

I have had a hard time writing lately. It seems that I have been focused on my work and other things, some of which are of critical importance – and some – uh – ya – not so much!! The … Continue reading

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Lego Music

Today – like many days – leaves me somewhat tired at its ending. As I enter the house, I am greeted by the over-the-top enthusiasm of our 3-year-old labradoodle, and the shout-out hello of my wonderful boy. I unload my … Continue reading

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