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
Yep, that's me. Beautiful morning on the patio. I’m retired. Why do I need a staycation during quarantine? I didn’t need a staycation. I just wanted one. The vacation began when I knew I needed a change of pace after weeks of lockdown. I asked myself what I would do if I were going on … Continue reading Social Distancing Staycation
After sixty plus years of life, I have recently recognized that life is fluid and ever transforming. Throughout my life, my normal has constantly changed. Maybe this indefiniteness of life goes all the way back to Eden, when the pluck of an apple altered things dramatically for Adam and Eve. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the … Continue reading Normal is Fluid
We all experience social distancing differently. Each person has different emotions. It’s also true for me that my own feelings change from day to day, sometimes from minute to minute. We have been under stay-at-home orders here for four weeks. In some ways, it seems more like eight weeks or maybe even three months. … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Social Distancing