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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Republicans Are Using My 9-year-old Kid to Hurt America

March 27, 2019, 10:47 am

I can barely believe that Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has proposed, as part of President Trump’s new (months late) budget, to end ALL funding to the Special Olympics. Not just a trim, but an absolute end. Before Eunice Shriver created the Special Olympics in 1968, kids like my kid were just retards to be hidden from the world. The Special Olympics proved that there is a place for them to shine. And that led to other such things. But […]

Wheels Are In Motion, Things Are Happening

March 21, 2019, 7:01 am

Who could forget when Seinfeld landed Babu in prison and, when he and Elaine visited him there, the moment when they flapped their hands and said “The wheels are in motion! Things are happening!” Well, I can’t forget it. Maybe life would be better if I could forget more Seinfeld moments, but I’ll never know. Wheels are in motion, things are happening. Yesterday I had a long phone chat with the head of special needs for the district. This would […]

All of the 2020s

March 13, 2019, 8:58 pm

Hi and blessings out to you, loyal readers! There’s a lot going on in Dar-world, but this isn’t the time to report on it. I would love to write more about today’s first visit of my wife and me to a non-public school where Dar could possibly spend…the next 13 years. That would be ALL of the 2020s. If Dar goes there and if all is copacetic, Dar would round the corner on the end of the first quarter of […]

Mama take this badge offa me

March 6, 2019, 12:53 pm

On Monday, I said a final goodbye to my father. That is, I looked at him made up and lying in his casket in the funeral home. An hour later, my wife and I watched as they lowered the casket into his concrete vault, and shortly after, lowered his casket and vault into his plot at the cemetery. But what does this have to do with Dar, the subject of this blog? Oh, we’ll get there! After Dad was first […]