Monthly Archives: March 2012

Flappiness Is… a Guest Post, Autism Awareness and the Ageless Wisdom of Margaret Mead!

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead ~ Thirty Days of Autism is one year old today: Happy Birthday Dear little blog!! We have close to … Continue reading

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The Wing: Tales from an Aspie Childhood

When they were children, The Amazing Craig and his brother were the kind of trouble that I can only imagine: double-trouble, creative, full of vision, and fearless. When Craig was around 10 he learned about flight and lift and aerodynamics … Continue reading

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Lego, Star Wars, and Duct Tape: A Rainy Day Collaboration

It is Spring Break but apparently no one let the season coordinator know! It is beyond just a bit rainy – to which we are pretty accustomed in Vancouver. No, it is not just rain: it’s cold and sleet and … Continue reading

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Defining Normal: Who Says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives…

Defining Normal: Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives Originally Posted on April 17, 2011 – This post has been republished as part of the Define “Normal” Blogging Challenge started by my wonderful blogging friend Renata over at … 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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1…2…3… Magic!! Christy Clark needs a time out!!

87%… That is the result. I sit tonight on the brink of an abyss of sorts… and I stare into the darkness – with unknown demons on the move. It sounds like the setting for some cool video game that … Continue reading

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