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Simply put, I am a single father raising a severely disabled teenage daughter. The adventure is fraught with stumbles, prejudices, hills to climb, lows and highs. I offer them all is straightforward language.
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““No comment” is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.”... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Just to respond to some comments recently … From Jo (fellow blogger , her son is a stroke survivor): Call me a bit slow, but why was she excluded from an a ... Read on »
“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” ~ Norman Bates by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Another Mother’s Day. Ugh. These are tough. I have told you that my mother hates mother’s day … she does not understand why her friends Read on »
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities This is going to be a roller coaster of a week. Lots of stuff to look forward to … (...)Read the rest of “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan ex ... Read on »
“A little emasculated mass of inanity.” ~Teddy Roosevelt on Henry James by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’ve been given the opportunity to write in a main stream magazine’s web edition about growth attenuation (GA) otherwise known as the Ashley Treatment. I will be doing so an ... Read on »
“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” ~Raymond... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Uggh. Email to the lead “teacher” at the school summer camp (and others). Just when things were quiet … Pearlsky had multiple seizures today, both on school time and at home ... Read on »
“A lot of people are tired around here, but I’m not sure they’re ready to lie... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’m tired. And yes, that quote is from that Jim Jones. I need to get away for a day later this week, and it is school vacation week, so Pearlsky is home. It took me three da ... Read on »
“A plummeting stock price isn’t trouble. Trouble is when your kids take dope.”... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities [Editor's note: That, my friends, is my favorite quote in the world. Ken Olson was a co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), one of the major forces at the star ... Read on »
“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.” ~Jean Jacques Rousseau by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities (...)Read the rest of “Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.” ~Jean Jacques Rousseau (969 words) © Single Dad for Single dad, disabled daughter - some ... Read on »
“And hang on to that DNR … That signature could be worth a lot of money real... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The title of this post is from a television medical drama, House, and a conversation that Dr. House had with Dr. Foreman, who had a famous patient’s Do Not Resuscitate order ... Read on »
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Eighteen years ago tomorrow a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse told me that Pearlsky would probably never leave the unit. She was one day old (Pearlsky, the nurse’s ... Read on »
“Any time there’s a scandal, we always try and get involved.” ~Larry Flynt by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Three paraprofessionals (i.e., aides) rather abruptly resigned from Pearlsky’s classroom, that’s 50%. I am told they did it tearfully. Hmmm, I sense a scandal. More informat ... Read on »
“Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I drove three and a half hours with Pearlsky to have a two hour lunch and drive back. Don’t ask. For that, you get a blog post that may or may not hold together. I’m tired a ... Read on »
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” ~Albert Einstein by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I am still waiting to hear about stuff. Every knock on the door, every phone call makes me jump. Nothing yet, hence no further discussion Read on »
“Dad, do you know what schadenfreude is?” ~Lisa Marie Simpson by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Although I absolutely hate the recent changes to their site, I check the MSNBC web site first in the morning to see if I missed anything real big while sleeping (like the ... Read on »
“Do you still beat your wife?” by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I was asked the following question by two investigators, one from the state’s adult protective services (Pearlsky is 20), and the other from one of Read on »
“Either be hot or cold. If you are lukewarm, the Lord will spew you forth from His... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It’s been a while since I needed to write the teacher an email … I admit, I am sensitive to people’s comments on my parenting, especially when a mandated reporter decides I ... Read on »
“Ever notice how irons have a setting for permanent press? I don’t get it.”... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Ever notice that when Ken slows down on blogging, so does Single Dad? Has it ever occurred to you that you never see us in the same room, ever? Think that is just a coincide ... Read on »
“Every sin is the result of collaboration.” ~Stephen Crane by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities So I am waiting to hear from the wannabe pedagogue as to his ideas for Pearlsky on “vocational training” day and how they fit into his “modality” thing. If you don’t know wh ... Read on »
“Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.” ~George... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Email, written while livid, earlier today. Actually, at 2:59 to be exact. Sent to the Assistant Superintendent. And yes, this is the same class that suddenly went from start ... Read on »
“Fidelity to the subject’s thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I did not have a quotation about the subject I want to post about, so I found a quotation about quotations that intrigues me, hence the title to this post. A quote that I di ... Read on »