Monthly Archives: November 2010

Our Thanksgiving Movie Tradition

Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday and, to the horror of most, I don’t care for the food. The dinner begins and I’m already casting an eye towards the exit. Four years ago, after our meal wrapped up early at … Continue reading

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Nate’s Hannukah List

Nate isn’t one for surprises. He likes what he likes and that’s that. So when it comes time for his birthday, or Hanukkah, he types up a list of what he wants and we order it. The package gets delivered, … Continue reading

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Moving the Goalposts in a Positive Way

Like cars on an assembly line, our goals for Nate are broken down into pieces: present day, near term and far term. Did we think of Nate as college material when he was 10 years old? Not in any real way. Back … Continue reading

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Always One Step Ahead

Nate’s precocious reading skills, what set him apart from other kids and led us to seek help and eventually have him diagnosed as hyperlexic, made him a source of wonder. His classmates during his first few years of school were awestruck … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat with Nate

Halloween is a favorite time for Nate. He has a tradition of helping Karen make thematic treats and of getting me to carve pumpkins and bake the seeds. Nate also likes trick or treating, still. Going door to door with … Continue reading

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