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cassandra-dunn's picture
Aug.25.2013
We had lofty plans for the summer. Okay, not lofty. But we had plans. Most of which didn't ever make it out of the planning stage. They didn't include me selling my first novel (The Art of Adapting) to a real, bonafide publisher just as the school year was winding to an end, so some things turned...
aliki-mcelreath's picture
Nov.14.2011
A friend of mine is trying to practice mindfulness--that is, the practice of stopping and reflecting on the moment, what you are feeling now as separate from what came before, and what might come after. You focus on physical and emotional sensations, and on your body's needs and reactions, in order...
james-buchanan's picture
Sep.09.2011
This past weekend I had one of those moments where I looked up into the blue sky and thanked God as I watched my friend/love mow her yard for the first time. On its face, that may not seem like such a God worthy moment. I mean, mowing grass for the first time? What's the big deal? Well, in many...
james-buchanan's picture
May.03.2010
If I could have ever forget the simple power of the written word (I doubt that any of us really could), I was reminded of it this past weekend.  My son has Asperger's, which is most aptly described as a unique form of autism. He is a very smart kid, but often loses himself within his own world and...
mylene-dressler's picture
Aug.31.2009
Jenny wants, she tells me as I hand my cash over the register to her, to do research into autism. As she says this she's working one of her three day jobs: this one is as a front-desk person at a resort just west of Sedona, Arizona. Her other jobs include waitressing at an upscale restaurant back...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Jul.28.2009
Last month my second Cup of Comfort story came out in the book A Cup of Comfort for the Adoptive Family. In the story, I share the reason I finally went ahead and adopted the Cabana Boy’s three small children, knowing then that they had lifetime issues. Reading through some of the other stories...
kathy-briccetti's picture
Feb.13.2009
On Valentine’s Day, twelve-year-old Ben races into the house and heads straight to the kitchen. “Are we having Cactus?” he asks Pam. “Yes, you’re having a treat tonight,” she says. “But is it Cactus?” Cactus Taqueria is his favorite burrito restaurant. “You’re having a burrito, yes.” “But is it...
kathy-briccetti's picture
Jan.31.2009
Here's another excerpt of my memoir-in-progress about working with children on the autism spectrum while raising a son with Asperger's Syndrome. (Part 7)    Prescription Every week, the special education teacher and I spend several hours meeting with parents whose children are struggling in...
kathy-briccetti's picture
Jan.10.2009
Stealth We have nicknamed our second-born son “Mellow Man,” attributing his easy-going personality to his status as a second child. He falls asleep anywhere and wakes up happy. At eighteen months, he lets me rub creamy SPF 48 lotion on his chubby arms and legs, smoothing it on his soft baby skin,...
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Jan.03.2009
Lovey Boy The first time Ben saw a football huddle on TV, he said, “Kiss, hug.” And the first time he saw a football tackle and pile up, he laughed and said, “Whole family fall down.”   Notes to my Firstborn Liz had a holiday party for the families at her daycare, and when we arrived she showed...