“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?
Writing about autism
My New Reality – Again
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
Author, Writer, or Listener?
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?
Seasons of Life – Mimi and George
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
Autism and Refrigerator Moms
I don’t know if you’ve heard the term refrigerator mother. Well see, I’m of that era…and I wish I could remember the first book I read. It was by a doctor. It was a huge book and after I read it, I said, “Oh, this is [my son].” It was about autism. These are the … Continue reading Autism and Refrigerator Moms
Author Next Steps
There are those people who make resolutions when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Then there are those of us who do not. As I think over past improvements and accomplishments in my life, I realize that none of them were the result of one moment in time or one list of resolutions. In … Continue reading Author Next Steps
An Autism Book and Book Signings
What happens if you have a book signing and nobody comes? Fortunately, that has not yet happened to me at the three author events I have had since my book release in August. While my turnout has not always been large, those who have shown up and talked to me have been a surprising and … Continue reading An Autism Book and Book Signings