“Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.” Dr. Seuss Since I first decided to be a teacher, my life has been one in which I continually asked myself what I was “supposed to” be doing. I always felt I should be helping others in some way. I wanted to be a … Continue reading Who Am I? What Am I Supposed to Do?
COVID-19 brought everything I was doing, everything I had planned, to a halt. In March, I believed life would restart again in August. Apparently, I was wrong. In 2014, I retired from teaching and began planning a new life. My motto was built around a sign and miscellaneous items I found in the dollar bins … Continue reading My New Reality – Again
I have this beautiful leather book, soft and flexible. The cover is decorated with orange leaves in various shades. An orange leather strap wraps around the book and holds everything important in it, not letting the indexed words escape. Washi tape in various shades marks the edge of many of the pages. There are no … Continue reading My Bullet Journal – My Life
Have you ever been with a group of people that you thought might have many of the same feelings as you, only to find the conversation drift off in a different direction than you had anticipated? Maybe it didn’t event drift. Maybe it sprinted down a dangerous, negative slope and left you shaking your head … Continue reading The Power of Story
What am I? And, maybe more importantly. where am I headed? I frequently ask myself these questions. It’s been almost a year since my book was published, so I guess that mean’s I’m an author. When I meet someone who asks me about myself, I still don’t find it easy to say, “I’m an author.” … Continue reading Author, Writer, or Listener?
My morning view from the corner of my patio About a month ago, I posted about taking a break from things that had become my "jobs" during lockdown. I started doing some of the things that I like to do on vacation. I realized that most of what I vacationed from were things that were … Continue reading Social Distancing Staycation – 2
Doe about to drink from birdbath Fawns have been on my mind for the last few days. So, here’s a post about fawns and their mothers. I live in a suburban area that has become a haven for deer. Controlling the overpopulation is a topic of much discussion and debate. My own feelings about deer … Continue reading Does, Fawns, and Autism Parenting?
Seasons of Life - Peony After the bee incident, Mimi took George to the children’s hospital where he underwent testing for a full week. At the end of the week she met with a neurologist, who diagnosed George with “childhood neurosis.” Mom questioned the doctor about autism and was told that he would not put … Continue reading Seasons of Life – Mimi and George
This is the second of an ongoing series of posts. The first part can be found here. Mimi could only rely on herself in raising her two boys in the early 1970’s. Her young son George would not receive the autism diagnosis for many years. George could read and tell her how to get someplace, … Continue reading Mimi and George: A Story of Autism – Part 2
The year was 1965 and it was a chaotic time in their lives. Mimi was seven months pregnant when she and John moved from their small apartment to a house that would provide the extra space that would be needed after the birth of their second child. The November move brought with it the necessity … Continue reading Mimi and George: A Story of Autism – Part 1