Monthly Archives: November 2011

Postprandial Reflections

We were in Chicago for Thanksgiving, a change of scheduling for us. Usually we head to our former home turf, birthplace of all our sons, for the Christmas – New Year’s break, but Karen wanted to mix it up this … Continue reading

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About Today

What to be thankful for today? Nate is a college student, nearing the end of his time at SUNY-Cobleskill and graduating in spring. Unbelievable still. Watching Nate order his own food at a restaurant. That may not seem like much, … Continue reading

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On Nature

When the latest edition of Nature was released, Dr. Laurent Mottron’s piece “Changing Perceptions: The Power of Autism,” caused quite a national stir. Media outlets across the country picked up the story and it was quite a bold statement: autism … Continue reading

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Impressions of an Art Insider

I had some friends over last night to watch a movie, drink some beer and share a few laughs. Like most mature 50-somethings, we chose X-Men: First Class, which we own courtesy of Nate. Nate buys nearly all of our … Continue reading

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The Agony and The Ecstasy (or, Nate as Michelangelo)

Before Nate was born, Karen and I decided that we weren’t going to cordon off parts of our house and prioritize our things over our kid. We’d seen that with some friends, who made certain rooms verboten to their toddlers. Gotta keep the … Continue reading

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The Next Step

Nate is taking an independent study course in college to prepare himself for entering the workforce. Every word in that sentence is unbelievable. “Independent,” “study,” “college” and “workforce,” each one legitimately connected to “Nate?” Not sure I ever truly believed … Continue reading

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