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Happy 10th Birthday Dar!

October 15, 2019, 6:02 pm

Dar hits double digits. Whoa. Ten years ago today, wife and I became parents. For the first time ever, here’s a video of Dar. Still getting the hang of this thing and getting the courage to show Dar…uh, in limited doses. Not pictured: his brother blowing out the candles with glee. Maybe he was happier afterward. Or maybe…a lot afterward Entering our second decade of him holding our heart and us holding our breath…let’s do this   Share this post

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911 Again

October 9, 2019, 5:49 pm

It happened again on Monday. Not the screaming, exactly. Not exactly the screaming as though fire is roasting your genitalia. I mean, I’m used to that. What happened was, in reaction to the screaming, an urgent knock at the door at about 4:15pm. I opened the door. It was a male stranger in his mid-50s, maybe, with a female stranger in her mid-40s, perhaps. He had his iPhone to his ear. “Hi,” I said. “How can I help you?” “What’s
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10 possible reasons

October 2, 2019, 12:21 pm

Here are ten possible reasons that Dar wakes up most mornings screaming like someone is drilling 17 of his teeth: His caterwaulings are his way of saying “cock-a-doodle-doo,” and Dar is half-rooster, which might explain other things. He doesn’t like his bed because it doesn’t hold him enough. We moved him from a standard child bed to one that holds him more, but maybe we need the full Temple Grandin? He’s trapped in this mute body but he’s really neuro-typical.
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