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Same garbage (truck) different day... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due."~William Ralph Inge           Now and then I worry...well probably more than that.. Alright-I o ... Read on »
honestly.... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~“This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.”~ Dorothy Parker                 Hindsight ... Read on »
Summer times four.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished."~ Leslie Nielson       Wednesday morning I knew for sure that fall was on its way...the ai ... Read on »
Literally... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~“I don't like my shoes,' said Rose. 'I'm wearing my shoes and you don't see me complain.' 'You only hear a person complain,' said Rose. 'Not see.'How has Rose liv ... Read on »
Full plate..... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~ "My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it's on your plate"~Thornton Wilder  So...it's 9:05 on Friday night..and I'm ... Read on »
Swinging.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum     ~"The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is still the hinge."~Meister Eckhart             So, Summer is going the way Summer usually goes...mos ... Read on »
No apology.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” ~ Walt Whitman              I like to think of myself as a regular parent. Doubtless ther ... Read on »
One year...and today.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~ "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let ... Read on »
Seven days, one girl..and a whole lot of dancing... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"Her blood pressure is so high there is snow on it"~Dorothy Parker                   We are so very close to the end of the school year, and I am so looking f ... Read on »
His eyes..My worries.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"If only I could change the world around me,  perhaps my truth won't one day become the end of me"~ Dan Pearce~Single Dad Laughing      We have raised all of our ... Read on »
Uprising.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"[Atticus] would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning."~ Harper Lee from To Kill a Mockingbird  Omar spending tim ... Read on »
Downswing... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum   It has been quite a year for us. A hell of a year..a super crazy holy crap which way are we going- kind of year...and I'm getting  tired of it. Tired of the uncertai ... Read on »
AHAIRness month.... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"There's many a man has more hair than wit"~William Shakespeare       Last month, I wrote a  post about inclusion-and the fact that the local Special Oly ... Read on »
Responsibility's A Mother.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others"~Virginia Woolf             Back in April, Lily had every intention of writing a post for my blog. ... Read on »
The Kathleen Leopold Memorial Cobweb.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."~ Oscar Wilde      I was sitting on the couch the other morning..as I do most mornings be ... Read on »
Weights and measures...and maybe a little rebellion from me. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood.  Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."~Frank Lloyd Wright       This past week was S ... Read on »
Twenty shades of Cadbury...and the story of our Easter bunny.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum  ~"You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar."~George Carlin        Every year at this time..I practice a little ritual...an indulgenc ... Read on »
Inclusion means everyone-or when special isn't special..an open letter to Special Olympics Maine.. by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum   To whom it may concern-or Hey Person who picked the venue for today's state swim meet!   I sat at the special Olympics today. It should have been wonderful.   ... Read on »
The other eleven months... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ~"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception"~Aldous Huxley      I'm kind of hiding from social media at the mo ... Read on »
15, autistic and wary of awareness.... by Kathleen L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum  ~"These are the things that require neither signs nor       labels. Churches, coffins, and urinals all proclaim,This is what I am.No questions asked."~ Andrew Smith~Gra ... Read on »