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Matt and Autism (and not the other way around)

Although I’ve written about my son Matt and his autism in the past, it’s a connection I try not to dwell upon. After all it’s Matt himself, through his own his actions and words, that defines who he is. Yes, he may be autistic, but he’s so much more. Still, there’s no denying his struggles: specifically in communication (speaking) and socialization.

The Ugly Side of Elections

Four years ago I thought the political environment couldn’t get any worse. The two parties were in constant disagreement, same-party candidates were in-fighting, political opponents were at each other’s throats, the TV ads were negative, and it all started about two years before the presidential election was to take place. Sadly, it went downhill from…

You Named Your Kid What?

Note: Awhile ago, I read a blog by Moment Matters titled “Pitiful Names: Why would a parent name their child Placenta?. It mentions other names as well like Suozzi, Ivo, and Casper. In a serious way, it questions why parents would label their kids in such a manner and how there could be long term,…