Love the future

There IS hope for the future

Couldn’t go to bed tonight without making note of a special experience I had today.  A teacher friend sent me a story written by one of her students and said this aspiring writer wanted to meet a real author.  Imagine that–me, a real author!  I love this! Anyway, teacher and student came by today, and…

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What I just learned about autism

My friend Cathy gave me a book for Christmas entitled Why I Jump by Naoki Higashida.  What an eyeopener!  How I wish I had read it back in August/September when I started working with some children who were more challenged than any I had ever supported in six years of parapro-ing. The author is a 13-year-old…

Calculus

All writing is mathematical.

Ah, you say, how can that be?  Am I crazy?  Mathematicians, engineers, and computer geniuses totally use one side of their brains and poets/artists/literary giants totally use the other! It’s like zombies coexisting peacefully with the living! Like football players getting along with the marching band!  Like the Flyers and the Rangers sharing the ice without bloodshed!  No,…

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For Reece

This week a friend lost her son in one of those freak accidents that every parent fears.  He was 5 years-old.  His name was Reece. Her pain is too much to bear, yet she soldiers on–for her husband, for her children, for her family, for everyone else who mourns his passing.  I have no words…