Monthly Archives: August 2011

Adapting to Changes

Nate has always been a creature of habit. He thrives on consistency and predictability and, when he was younger, had a hard time adjusting to a sudden change in schedule. He’d make a scene, lose it completely, if going out … Continue reading

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Mr. Social Networking

After Nate sent a message on Facebook, pretending to be me (My Homegrown Hacker), I’ve been pushing him to sit for a few minutes with me and create his own page. One of his professors suggested that over a year ago, … Continue reading

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Nate’s Thoughts On My Surgery

Karen brought Nate to Bassett Hospital yesterday, the day after I had multiple surgeries on my spinal cord. You can go to Katz Komments for further details. I was curious to see how Nate would react to me being laid up. … Continue reading

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Real and Unreal Life

“How’s your life in Brazil going Robbie?” Last night was our first Skype session with Rob. It’s was great to see him, though he was overly pixellated (though sober). The audio was pretty choppy, and we needed him to repeat … Continue reading

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Nate and the Big Shakeup

It was last Thursday that the Katz Gang as we’ve known it broke up: Robbie left for Brazil. I’d been watching Nate, wondering how he’d react to such a huge upheaval in our family dynamic. He’d been vocally mixed in … Continue reading

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Hurdles Toward Independence

It took a long time for me to alter my outlook on Nate’s timeframe. Meaning this: perhaps he has no chance of becoming an independent being at 21, like most college graduates do, but maybe at 30 years old. Maybe … Continue reading

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Nate’s Fiscal Crisis

Nate gets Social Security disability money. When he turned 18 he qualified and, I admit, I felt very uncomfortable applying for his monthly allowance. Much of that came from the thought that we could, and always had, taken care of … Continue reading

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