Are We Lonely?

We are a society that values the ability to "pull yourself up by your bootstraps."  We assume that people should be able to handle the things that life throws at them by themselves or, in the worst case scenario, with their very close, immediate family.  But is that really how humans are wired?...more

It Take a Village

I whole heartedly believe in the proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child". ...more

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - On Vulnerability & Community

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Do you feel like you reveal too much of yourself on your blog? Do you think you hold back too much? ...more

On Race and Walking on Eggshells

A week or two ago a fellow blogger, Christy, from A Woman The World Deserves, posted the following on her Facebook wall, in regard to Black History Month:...more

"I Don't Care About You": Thoughts on Accessibility and Disability Sensitivity

When I see buildings with a low degree of accessibility, outdoor wheelchair ramps covered with accumulated ice and snow, buildings with power doors or elevators that aren't functioning, stores that use aisles as display space for merchandise which makes the store difficult to navigate, I wonder if the people in charge of the building really realize what kind of message I, as a disabled person, come away with. ...more
benzeknees You're dealing with some difficult issues here. Sizism and ableism often walk hand in ...more

What All Autism Parents Need

To be a parent is to be frustrated. I think we can all agree on that. Or can we? ...more
patssister1960 While I respect what people choose to call themselves, most of the autistic ...more

The Beauty of Community Lies in its Fragility

 wrote some about the beauty of community in Part One.  I believe everything I wrote.  It really is amazing, and I’m so thankful for the impact it regularly has on our family....more

Seeking Spirituality

This will be a very honest post, and may offend some people.  It’s what I thought about posting today, and I became a little less clear about it just now based on a link I found on Facebook that a relative of mine posted.  But I’m still going to write about it anyway....more

Writing Prompts

Writing pure fiction is impossible.  I have to write what I know, what I feel, and it has to be based my experiences.  The Seed story was inspired by my son's language arts required reading.  Though the story never happened, I unintentioanlly felt a compelling need to use the first person voice and develop my character based on my culture and life values.  When I blog, I have tried to hide certain characteristics of my personality in order to help or protect others.  This being an anonymous blog, I feel a little freer in my word or topic choices....more

When you're here you're home

Our Thanksgiving Day this year was quite different from any of our previous holiday celebrations. Yes, there was turkey and pumpkin pie - some things don't (and shouldn't) change! - but the gathering in which we took part was entirely unlike anything I've experienced before. When we heard that one of our most beloved places in Windsor, Deb's Diner, was hosting a "Peace Feast" on Thanksgiving Day, Peter and I immediately decided we wanted to be a part of it. ...more