Monthly Archives: February 2012

One Step Beyond

A mainstream education, moving to Cooperstown, high school graduation, an impending college graduation. Looking back on all we’ve accomplished, all Nate has accomplished, takes my breath away. Are we ready for the next step? Am I? We had a meeting with Nate’s … Continue reading

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And the flip side of today’s post…

…today Nate ordered his cap and gown for college graduation!

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Nate and I had a good plan for yesterday: a trip to Albany. He had a few new bathrooms to visit – a McDonald’s in Watervliet, a renovated Dunkin’ Donuts on Western Ave., Subway and Panera on New Scotland Road and … Continue reading

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Two of Us Riding Nowhere

“Dad, you’re late for your post,” Nate told me. He was right. My iPhone had chimed with the pre-set alarm reminding me it was time to log in. Truth is, I’ve been writing all week, but not Mission of Complex … Continue reading

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The Big Sweetheart

Some people like to be alone when they’re sick, prone to wallowing in their misery. Others prefer company to take their mind off their woes. Still others want you to rearrange your entire existence to cater to their every whim. … Continue reading

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The Quasi-Music Man

At dinner, over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, Nate pored through the new Rolling Stone. He likes reading it as soon as it arrives, pulling out loose subscription cards which he ends up drawing on. Then, later, he goes … Continue reading

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Walking Through Nate’s Gallery

I wrote about Doug Miller back in November (https://missionofcomplex.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/impressions-of-an-art-insider/). He’s a family friend who thinks the world of Nate’s artwork. I also alluded to some potentially big developments re:Nate’s art, but it would be premature to talk in detail right … Continue reading

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