Tag Archives: Bathrooms

The Two Amigos

Sometimes when Karen is out of town, I’ll head down to New York City with Nate. It’s a good way to keep him busy and he looks forward to plans. He’s got fond memories of our previous adventures – staying … Continue reading

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College Visit

College visits are tricky. Nate loves to tag along – there are new bathrooms to see, new restaurants to visit. How Robbie and now Joey feel about Nate joining us for these important sojourns is complicated. They’re fine with him … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Right (Again)

There’s a Bob Dylan song off Together Through Life.  It’s about love and a girl, nothing really to do with our lives, except for the title – “I Feel a Change Comin’ On.” Bob’s craggy voice has been ringing in … Continue reading

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A Question of Balance

When I went into Nate’s bathroom this morning for the daily laundry pickup, I was confronted with a bit of destruction: on the floor was the light cover for his ceiling fixture and, now visible, a loose bulb and flaking … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency…

Now that we have Nate’s new aide Alexis firmly in place, set to improve Nate’s social ability and put him on a firmer path to independence, I find myself thinking of two stories that, though they took place around 6 … Continue reading

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New York’s Alright (Even If you Don’t Like Saxophones)

I turned 50 last Friday, a milestone that doesn’t sit all that well with me. It’s the beginning of being old, when the only people who say “oh, you’re just a kid” are in their 70’s. To mark the event, … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

We took Robbie to Oswego yesterday to start college (Nate, Robbie and I went on a visit there two years ago: https://missionofcomplex.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/road-trip/). It was wonderful to move him in – his records, fridge, etc. – and his room is big … Continue reading

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