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David B.

Ketchikan, Alaska
Writing about life, anything from autism to death and everything in between. Nothing profound, just our life.
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September by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health “1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.” Don’t ignore the facts. Childhood cancer does exist. Go gold for a cure. Read on »
Today You Turn Ten by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This morning I called. Three rings and a few moments later – I was talked to a seemingly empty receiver. I knew you were there, listening, as always: The quiet breathing, ... Read on »
In The Midst of The Mundane by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Life lately has been what I would refer to as, manageable. I can manage problems from a distance from the comfort of my phone. In fact, the biggest complications I have ha ... Read on »
One Day by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I’ve spent a lot of my spare time lately, thinking. Even in those moments where I am incredibly busy – I like to stop, and look around. Take it all in. Memorize it. Freeze ... Read on »
Ordinary by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I’m not the same person I was, seven years ago. Quite honestly, I’m not the same person today as I was yesterday – it’s just been a more gradual change and I have yet to n ... Read on »
One Day Maybe by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tiny arms wrap themselves around me as far as they can reach. The arms of an overly happy one year old that has just spent the past ten minutes dictating what I could and ... Read on »
Self-Imposed Regret by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health To be completely honest, these past few years have been anything but easy. But I remind myself, almost daily, that things could be worse. It keeps me going, in some ways. ... Read on »
Just sometimes…. by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sometimes…. It just doesnt matter how much time has gone by. It doesnt matter how much good has happened, and how much good there is. Sometimes… Its just d ... Read on »
Free by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health With coffee in one hand, and the other hand empty – I look over the balcony. The smell of the sea air, mingled with sunscreen. It happens to be one of my most favorite sme ... Read on »
Seventeen by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Just a few short weeks ago I opened my email to find a picture of you.  But you weren’t alone.  And you weren’t looking as grown up as you have looked in your past few pic ... Read on »
Sometimes… by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health For the most part, I like to think that I have come out the other side of this whole…grief thing.  I can navigate life fairly well, and it’s the very rare day that Im take ... Read on »
April by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This morning he didn’t want to leave. I pushed him a bit harder than usual – for selfish reasons. Mostly because I had a busy day and wanted some time alone. But he pushed ... Read on »
A Different Approach to Awareness by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have a hard time with “Awareness Day” or “Awareness Month.”  Not just related to autism, but related to everything.  Sure, I sometimes join in.  But other times I don’t. ... Read on »
Of Broken Spirits by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I would say probably 90% of time, things are rolling along smoothly here.  By smoothly, I mostly mean we are making progress, gaining speed, and avoiding head on collision ... Read on »
No, I dont down play it by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Im unsure of how to start.  I know what I want to say, I just don’t know how to say it, and the blank page is taunting me.  The words of others ring in my ears.  The worri ... Read on »
Good-bye, Hello! by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It has always been important to me, to let the kids keep their own last names.  I never wanted them calling me dad, and I never wanted to confuse or blur the line between ... Read on »
Over and Over by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I know all the right sayings. I know that I should be grateful, and mostly I am, for the ones I do have – because I know at any minute that can be taken away. I know that ... Read on »
Risky by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health “Do you consider yourself to be a risk taker?” Up until last night I would have answered without giving much thought to it.  Of course I am.  I would love to sky dive, ... Read on »
Them vs Me by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I read the writings of people and I think “That.  That’s what I want to write.  That’s who I want to be like.  That’s how I want my words to come out, and my thoughts to s ... Read on »
Somehow by David B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Going on almost five years ago, we started this whole process of the kids becoming “mine.”  It was a long drawn out ordeal that started and never really ended.  It was off ... Read on »