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Why is this Martin Luther King Day unlike other Martin Luther King Days?

Why is this Martin Luther King Day unlike other Martin Luther King Days? Because today marks the 50th time that we’re recognizing his birthday without him. A half-century of coming to terms with what we lost, of trying to live by his example. This is also the first MLK Day under the 45th President. It only seems like he’s been President for 50 years. If Dr. King was still with us at the tender age of 88, what would he
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Autism

Sometimes There Are Tickles

I have not been feeling great about Dar’s progress lately. You may have sensed this. It’s times like these that it helps to remind myself that I can, if only for a brief moment, conjure up the Dar of an alternative timeline who was born without autism, born with the same intelligence level as you or me. If only for a moment, I can live in that alternate timeline. Sometimes Dar isn’t in the mood for tickles. But often, he
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Populism

Sister Insister

Let’s begin the year with a brand-new video that I co-wrote and directed; let’s sing and dance on the way to justice.   Share this post

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To the Future

Bye-bye, 2017; hello, a new kind of blog in 2018

For four years now, I have been writing 3000-plus words a week, spread over at least three entries a week. What a ride. What tremendous responses from friends old and new. My blog has been cross-posted in places like AwardsDaily, Sound on Sight, and Filmotomy, and the exposure has led to appearances/citation in The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, and The Christian Science Monitor. My blog has become part of a thriving and extraordinary community of blogs by parents of autistic
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