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The fresh life

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“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” –Madeleine L’Engle (author of A Wrinkle in Time), The Expanding Universe, Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech If I read A…

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The lessons of fear

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It’s safe to say that it’s been a year of introspection for me. It’s also been one of practicing courage in the face of fear. I believe that emotions are here to teach us, especially the uncomfortable ones. They’re signposts that give us direction and guidance. I have…

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The call for more love

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Oh, holy heck. I was committed to blogging about autism again (specifically on the topic of stimming) when this past weekend’s events in Charlottesville occurred and immediately altered my focus. Then, as icing on the proverbial cake, our President came on television Tuesday to double-down on his views….

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The travel anxiety

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I typically travel only a few times a year for work. In less than three months, I’ve had four trips. Typically, they last about four nights. Kane doesn’t always adapt well to these. He doesn’t sleep well. He clings to me. He sometimes cries. He does much better…

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The magic in moments

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I haven’t written for two months. It’s not like I’ve been lounging in the uneventful. I’ve simply had a lot going on (mostly professional, some personal) that caused me to have to take a break creatively. Creativity is one of those things that has to have air around…

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The birthdays and the cakes

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We just celebrated a monumental time of year: Kane’s birthday. The holiday fog barely departs around here when the birthday planning is upon us. In fact, we have a continuous stream of celebrations because my birthday and Jeff’s also fall shortly after Kane’s. Typically, by the time that…

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