Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yesterday at the Rotary Meeting

Nate is on Christmas vacation from SUNY-Cobleskill.  He’s been hanging around, watching TV and drawing.  Karen was also free yesterday, so they both met me at The Otesaga Hotel, the official headquarters for the Cooperstown Rotary Club’s weekly lunchtime meeting. Nate put a black polo shirt on over … Continue reading

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Done For Now

Nate finished up his third semester yesterday with a biology final. And what a final it was! Though he studied every test and review sheet from the entire course, he struggled mightily. For 2 1/2 hours, way more time than Nate is used to … Continue reading

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Things You Never Dreamed You’d Think About

Raising an autistic child brings you to places that most parents never visit. The situations that arise, like when little Nate disappeared when we visited a house in Wilmette. When I found him, he was in the midst of a huge bubble … Continue reading

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It’s Not All Pizza and Fairy Tales

The title is a shot John Lennon took at Paul McCartney, slamming him for being so optimistic. Sometimes I think these blog posts give the impression that we’ve gone through the wars and come out the other side. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Lack of Filter (Chapter 2,475)

Nate’s lack of filter has caused him trouble, particularly when he hurls epithets without any sense of understanding. He says the N-word at home quite often. It’s something he’s heard on You Tube and we always yell at him when … Continue reading

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