Arizona Spartan finish line, 2017

There IS crying in Spartan Race

If my proverbial man card gets temporarily suspended – or revoked – after this, so be it. I’ll earn it back. Perhaps a few manly and appropriately dropped f-bombs will help. For a variety of reasons, this past weekend’s back-to-back Arizona Spartan Races provided a plethora of tears. Tears of frustration, inspiration, pain, exuberance, perseverance,…

Alone (part two)

Back in August, our son Matt had a very difficult time at a birthday party Dave and Busters. The lights, sounds and crowds can be a lot to handle for someone with autism so as his way of handling things that day, he chose to isolate himself from the others. Inside our little party room,…

Marcus Eckert from the SCORPION episode "Little Boy Lost"

Non-Verbal

I never professed to being a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, but I just needed to get the following out. I’ll never forgot when my son was two and half years old and just diagnosed with autism. His speech development had reached the typical 15-20 words but with autism, it had dropped to one or two…

A Step Back Socially?

Being that this blog is essentially dedicated towards autism awareness and what it’s like raising a child on the autism spectrum – I should apologize that the last three posts have not been related to my son Matt and that the last autism blogpost (titled “Missing”) was published about 47 days ago. (Un)fortunately, life gets…

Learning digital animation with Scratch