To My Fellow Travelers & Commadres in Autismland

I have added a list of blog-friends, Fellow Travelers & Commadres in Autismland, over in the right sidebar–>.  I linked to some of your blogs and sites sometimes using the actual name of your blog/site and sometimes using your name. There's not any particular rhyme or reason to it; hope what you see is all right. I've … Continue reading

A Bit of Poetry

 I've been doing some blog upkeep/redesign and letting my inner geek indulge itself. I changed the banner photo from this to this and have been mucking around with the content in the right column (and even thrown in a photo of myself, since, as has been commented upon, the photos I regularly post rarely include me as … Continue reading

A Farewell to Tragedy

 Yesterday morning I read my last exams and papers for the spring semester and posted my grades. I had taken the train in for a 9am exam and, as I walked down a cold and rainy JFK Boulevard, I thought about how, next fall semester, I'll only have to go in early twice a week, … Continue reading

Grounded

 Write a post on vaccines and get lotsa comments, and perhaps especially if you take the position that vaccines and autism aren't linked; that autism (in your family's case at any rate) is most likely genetic; and that all this attention, energy, doggone fixation on the vaccine topic has been highly successful at diverting the … Continue reading

What If

 What if—as in "what if Charlie were not……..Charlie?" On the autism spectrum. Able to talk a little, but not enough at all. At a separate school for autistic students after some eight years in the public schools, in effect (if you want to look at it this way) "downgraded from 'educably mentally retarded' to 'trainably … Continue reading

What If

 What if—as in "what if Charlie were not……..Charlie?" On the autism spectrum. Able to talk a little, but not enough at all. At a separate school for autistic students after some eight years in the public schools, in effect (if you want to look at it this way) "downgraded from 'educably mentally retarded' to 'trainably … Continue reading

4+ Hours

That's how many more hours Charlie had of school, as he only had a half-day Wednesday. It was his last day of school for 2009. On the one hand, he could have done without the half-day and he was, indeed, going to do without it, but "the best laid (travel) plans go to waste" and … Continue reading

Proteus in Autismland (#574)

This is the central dilemma that I face when, Charlie asleep (melatonin has been working), I sit down at night to write: If I describe the ugly, bad, smelly and messy of Autismland (here is one such account whose language occasionally approaches the incantatory quality of Howl), what is my intent? To attract not only … Continue reading

Sound and Sense (#562)

Unstrangers (#546)

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