Night On The Town

So, I noted on Facebook tonight that I had an interesting experience at Toys R Us: Zach and I went to Toys R Us to buy a video.  From the moment one walks in the door of our local Toys R Us, there are prominent signs inviting shoppers to make donations to support Autism Speaks. … More Night On The Town

Movies About Board Games 2: Electric Boogaloo

Had to share: Television Without Pity wrote about the creative abandoned well that is movies made about board games more than 2 years ago!  And, the Battleship movie was the first on their list, already in production.  Well, since it took that long to make, it’s got to be good, right? My favorite part was noting that … More Movies About Board Games 2: Electric Boogaloo

Beyond Aware

It’s World Autism Awareness Day.  I have two sons with forms of Autism.  At least one of their doctors along the way thinks I “could have been diagnosed”, if they were diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome in the 1970’s. I don’t feel like I really have anything to say, though. Do you ever think about a segment … More Beyond Aware

In Praise of The Kid

Today is a special day for me.  The Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training, which means it is now baseball season in my world.*  However, it’s also been a sad couple of days for many baseball fans: on Thursday, Gary Carter died, less than a year after his doctors discovered brain cancer. … More In Praise of The Kid

The Beautiful Wound

I’ve been reminded repeatedly this week that we were made for community.  However, the kind of community we need most in our current circumstance (that is, living imperfect lives in an imperfect world) is the kind of community most of us are least likely to seek out or embrace when it is offered to us. … More The Beautiful Wound