fire logs

The compassion fire

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Happy New Year…a couple of weeks late. I’ve been vegging on what blog post to write first this year. I have a plenty of ideas brewing, thoughts around life events and experiences, both humorous and heavy, and many more from our autism journey to share. But the new…

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Grinch ornament

The Grinch-mas season

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This year, as others in our neighborhood put up their lights before Thanksgiving, Kane asked if we could start decorating too. “Oh honey, we don’t put up our Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving,” I responded. Which really means that I can’t possibly handle another holiday until the one…

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colored pencils in a line

The school paradox

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Every year when school starts, Kane is excited about a school supply. He couldn’t wait to use his scissors in kindergarten. He loved his colorful notebooks in first grade (before he realized he had to write in them). The perfectly sharpened colored pencils in second grade were a…

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tambourine paint

The colorful view

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When Kane was 2, he introduced us to his favorite color. He called it “tambourine.” The color was exact to him — either something was tambourine or it wasn’t — though it was a range of color to me. He would tell me when something fell into the…

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