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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

November 30, 2019, 5:49 pm

And thanks for checking in here. See you next week.

Making Things Happen is Hard

November 21, 2019, 5:28 pm

This picture shows a letter from the Mind Institute at U.C. Davis, rejecting our application for them to study and/or help Dar. I have, or had, this fantasy that maybe Dar can somehow, someday be useful to society…maybe scientists could study his brain and find a way to prevent the next kid with severe autism. (Do NOT bother to respond by equating autism to a superpower or handedness or eye/hair color. You live with Dar for a week, you spend […]

All The Screams Are Loud (Screams Are Loud), And The Sky Is Grey

November 15, 2019, 1:50 pm

Last weekend, I had another stranger confront me about Dar. I think I handled it a lot better than the last time that you read about. Practice makes perfect! Friends in South Berkeley invited our entire family to their house for a Game Night. Sometimes I wonder why we even consider bringing Dar to such events. We have no helpful relatives in California. We could hire a sitter, but a sitter is money. We could arrange care through our state-alloted […]


November 7, 2019, 11:11 am

Hi loyal blog readers! Have you ever wondered what I would be doing if Dar were neurotypical? Well, I have! Dar is not my 24/7 preoccupation. I also work, look for work, parent the other bambino, and make time for wifey. Like you, I also deal with a hundred other distractions regarding debt, creditors, licenses, city forms, paperwork, insurance, medical stuff, permissions, applications, approvals…et cetera. Still. I feel strongly that I could be doing more if Dar’s condition wasn’t sucking […]