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In honor of Alex Spourdalakis, murdered by his mother and godmother. May his murderers be held accountable for their actions.
I admit to being hopelessly in lovewith these two critters:Val and Sam. They are such fun to watch play. Despite scary mouths open and filled with sharp teeth. Val likes to grab Sam by the nub of her tail. And Sam likes to sit on Val's head.There is something about puppy playthat leaves me happier and calmer.(and grateful they are nipping each otherrather than chewing my books).
I blasted onto blogging four years ago passionate about making sure people had good information about autism, that crazy, dangerous ideas about causation didn't win out. I wanted people to know autism didn't have to be seen as a tragedy, nor as something inflicted on them.I was sarcastic, biting, inconsiderate of the feelings and lives of the people on the other side of the argument. I wrote satire, distorted caricatures of people and made their positions so twisted that the insanity of those […]
Meet Val, the dog many would say I did not need, that Kathleen said I was using to fill an anxiety "hole,"which she's completely right about.She's 20 pounds of pure, happy joy.We got her from the pound, surprising everyone,including the kids and critters. And yet, the surprise went over just fine.The kids are in love with her.Sam, our Yorkie, insists we got Val just for her. Val is a very busy, very curious, very happy 10 month old puppy. She will get a running […]
Tomorrow my family's world will change in significant and profound ways, a change that has been years in the planning, a are full, watchful ticking of the clock and continual assessment. Tomorrow is the girls' last day at school. Period.They are both finishing the year on a high note. They have made friends, connected with other children through their art. They excelled in their schoolwork. They love their teachers and there is no doubt in my mind that my girls are well liked and cared for by […]
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