The Insurmountable

There is a great deal of good intentions that came out of the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). In theory, the concept that children with disabilities should be educated, as often as possible, in an environment alongside their non-disabled peers (the LRE or Least Restrictive Environment), was conceptually an amazing idea that would hopefully… Continue reading The Insurmountable

Managing Your Child’s ADHD When You Already Have ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADHD before the books ever started using the phrase. Many people do not realize that the condition was noticed and written about not only in the 1700s, but there are references to the symptoms dating as far back as Ancient Greece. Our society is still somehow wired to reward the accepted… Continue reading Managing Your Child’s ADHD When You Already Have ADHD

When Memories are Morbid

An interesting photo showed up in my memories today. This is a photograph of the '64 Falcon that my late husband owned. He also died in this vehicle. He was in the process of painting it and asked me to take some photos of it. This Fall, it will be eleven years since that day… Continue reading When Memories are Morbid

Pain and Persistence

As someone who lives with daily, chronic pain, sometimes a flareup of that pain can shock even me. After decades of enduring it, I am often shocked when the flare arrives. I know that the pain has reached a crescendo when I can't jog up the stairs like I always do. My children notice that… Continue reading Pain and Persistence

A Different Kind of Loss

One thing I tend to say far too often these days is that I'm "running out of time" to get healthy. It's not a fascination with morbidity, but rather a realization that, like Captain Picard says to Deanna Troi in Star Trek, "Recently, I've become aware that there are fewer days ahead than there are… Continue reading A Different Kind of Loss

A Partially Empty Nest

My new senior in the house, my youngest, and last child, will be finished with her school journey by this time next year. It is such an odd feeling, and one I've never felt before. Unlike many people I know, who are either married or splitting custody where they have reliable time to themselves, as… Continue reading A Partially Empty Nest

Autism and Society’s Role of Judge, Jury and Executioner

Autism is not a crime. There. I said it. For the sane, the educated, the compassionate, hell, they already understand this. However, in society, where bullying is rampant and unchecked most of the time, people with Autism are constantly judged, berated and otherwise chastised for their actions, thoughts and behaviors at any given time. I've… Continue reading Autism and Society’s Role of Judge, Jury and Executioner

Widowhood and the Walk of the Empath

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3Ggo1CE3g I walk, every day now. As I've written about before, I started on a journey to improve my health a little over a year ago. During my walks, I listen to a great deal of music. Lyrics are profoundly important to me, and it results in my crossing genres I might not normally enjoy,… Continue reading Widowhood and the Walk of the Empath

Memories…In the Corner of my…Feed?

Anyone who uses Facebook has the option to look back on events that happened to them on that day over the years. These memories can be so fun to look back on, seeing vacation photos, family milestones and much more. (Then there are the 2020 memories showing up, with predictions of murder hornets and other… Continue reading Memories…In the Corner of my…Feed?