Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Blog Milestone

It’s been a fairly slow week around here. The weekend had two highlights. The first was on Saturday, when Nate sat down at his laptop and wrote code for his class on Web Design. I saw him sit down, and, when … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Story

I always thought that if I could write a script of infinite length and give it to Nate to read, he’d never go astray. Though he often fights change, Nate is eminently adaptable; he just needs some advance notice. I’ve … Continue reading

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THE Big Story

  I was jolted Sunday by the lead story on The New York Times’ home page about Justin Canha’s transition from autistic kid to autistic adult. A boy obsessed with animation, can’t socialize well and possessing artistic skill? It was like reading about … Continue reading

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Not Always Nice

I’ve alluded in past posts to scenes where Nate and I tussle. Those are difficult moments, when our emotions are unleashed and I, though I should know better as a non-autistic, much older person, should keep it together. I usually … Continue reading

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Birthdays

Today is my birthday and very well could’ve been Nate’s. He was born on August 30, but came into this world in a rush, two full weeks early. Had he observed the schedule, Nate and I would have been like John … Continue reading

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Computer Crashes, Followed By Nate

I walked down to the computer room Friday night to find the monitor glowing blue. The hard drive on the Dell that Karen and Nate use was kaput. I tried to restart in various modes, but it was clearly dead. … Continue reading

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Change in the Weather

One of the things Nate is rigid about is the change in seasons and how they apply to his wardrobe. When the first day of summer comes, Nate piles all of his long pants and stacks them on a stool … Continue reading

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