Category Archives: October 2010

Autism Dad: Spring Bloom

Wrote this for Ben today. Just realized, though, that it can apply to all of us. Spring Bloom When spring speaks we turn still Pain wanes The universe feeds Emptiness recedes We see what can be Now is the season … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012, October 2010 | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Autism Dad: Change of Seasons

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. I’m going to share a couple poems with you. One, which follows, was written in 1993 after I lost my mother. Hope it’s not too heavy :). Since I don’t have the boys this weekend, … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012, October 2010 | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Autism Dad: Friday Night Gratitude

Letting the boys stay up late. We’re outside hangin’ together on the patio. Here’s a few pics. Notice Ben’s eye contact. And the pic of them playing together with the Legos, content in each other’s space…that’s a first too. Soon … Continue reading

Posted in February 2012, October 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Autism Dad: “Sleep with me, Daddy”

I remember feeling like a voyeur as I watched Heather give little Ben a bottle. The TV was turned off, the sky nearly black. The room felt safe, like the warm blanket in which Ben was lovingly wrapped. He grasped … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Halloween Recap – My new best friend, Psycho

When I picked up the boys to go trick-or-treating, I couldn’t contain my excitement. They looked just perfect — Ryan as Spiderman and Ben as Sponge Bob. I had them pose for photos and then we drove off to find … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: I Need to Know

I arrive at the cookie-cutter strip mall to pick up the boys. I buckle them into their car seats and we begin the 45-minute drive to Papa’s house. Immediately my 4-year-old, Ryan, whines, “I want big-boy seat.” This is followed, … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Zoning Out

Something inexplicable happened to me as a boy. On the way to school one morning, I crashed my bike into a parked car. Actually, this happened twice. The first time I smashed my face against the car’s outside mirror. My … Continue reading

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