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The Blue Light District

The Blue Light District

We’re getting near the end of April, and I have a confession to make. I didn’t light it up blue this year. I could lay out all kinds of reasons/excuses – we moved last year and I don’t know where the bulbs are. I was […]

The Cell War Notebooks

The Cell War Notebooks

It’s not a good statistic. 41% of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. Of course, it’s necessary to be familiar with risk factors to know where you really stand. But that’s a sobering thought for anyone, and especially those […]

It’s Not the Autism

It’s Not the Autism

I wasn’t going to write about the shooting. It saddens me to read about it, and I’m sure everyone feels the same. We mourn in our own ways, we try to get on with our lives knowing that fellow parents and families are wading through […]

Tired But Wired

Tired But Wired

Stress over $16,000 bill from USDA? Check. Erratic sleep schedule? Check. More-than-moderate alcohol consumption? Check. Hypomanic episode? Done. * I got back from the concert feeling pretty ramped up. Earth, Wind & Fire were awesome! We had a great time! I felt so full of […]

The Few. The Proud. The Ineligible.

The Few. The Proud. The Ineligible.

Dear US Marine Corps Recruiter, First off, I wanted to express how much my family and I support and appreciate those who put themselves in harm’s way and sacrifice time with their families while serving in the military. We have a special Veteran’s Day tradition […]

The Aura

The Aura

I was going to write a hopeful post, an “it-will-be-okay” post, about how even though Nigel had a seizure last week, and I discovered him postictal, face down in a huge pile of Lego, bleeding from several cuts on his forehead, nose, and neck, he […]

Nigel + Executive Function = Happening

Nigel + Executive Function = Happening

“I just called to remind you about the medication, because it’ll be out in five days.” That was Nigel calling me, not the other way around. It was not I reminding him about his meds, but him reminding me. And not waiting until they were […]

Things That Go Thud in the Night

Things That Go Thud in the Night

They happen at night. Sometimes it’s a resounding thud, the unmistakable sound of a body hitting the floor. Other times, a series of repetitive thumps, as rigid limbs strike the wall or pieces of furniture. My blood runs cold. I never understood that figure of […]