Monthly Archives: April 2011

History Day

Yesterday was Elise’s birthday and Karen and I suggested Nate take her out for lunch. She demurred, but then said, “Well maybe we can go to New York Pizzeria,” which is a short stroll from our house. Nate had other ideas. The Cooperstown … Continue reading

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“This is the Worst Day Ever!”

It was actually sunny on Friday, a rare occurrence in these parts. Hell, it was snowing last week! Karen, Joey and Nate were headed to Oneonta to shop and Karen asked if I’d go. Sure, I wasn’t doing anything. As … Continue reading

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On the Road

Nate’s continuing path to the land of socially acceptable behavior has its detours. The two of us went to Price Chopper for a few grocery needs. When we entered, Nate headed right to dispose of our recyclables. I was planning to help … Continue reading

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Laughs

There are a lot of laughs to be had when you have an autistic son. Sounds cruel, right? But let me explain. Nate is a funny kid. He does and says things that are intentionally humorous. Then there are the … Continue reading

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We’re (Always) On the Eve of Destruction

Impulse control is not a tool in Nate’s arsenal. He’s a man-cub who spontaneously lives his every thought, whether he’s verbally spouting whatever comes to mind in a torrential stream of consciousness that would make Joyce proud or he’s coming … Continue reading

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A Delicate Issue

Nate and I were talking yesterday about a certain thing he used to do. “I did that when I was frustrated,” he confessed. I was prepared to write about that today. Most of the words had come together this morning, ready … Continue reading

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