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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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Hope I didn’t piss off their gods by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It has been a week or so. I am getting pulled back into that hole. Trust me, this post does not scratch the surface. Pearlsky’s Read on »
Drool, drool, drool … by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Pearlsky drools. It is good and bad. How is it good? Her teeth are in great shape and the dentist swears it is the drool Read on »
No Coke, Pepsi! by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Another year, another Father’s Day, another “I hate Father’s Day” post. I get it, this is me, being me. I understand I am a decent Read on »
What not to expect when you’re expecting by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities If you had a web site that was geared towards pregnant couples (yes, I know, it’s the woman who is pregnant) and couples with newborns, Read on »
“Not the wiener thing” ~Ken Lilly by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Judge Crater told me, under oath, he had no idea where the elusive blogger is. Jimmy Hoffa said if he told me he would have Read on »
Like, as vs is by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I am getting taken to task for some comments in a very recent post. I was in a discussion with one of Pearlsky’s therapists about Read on »
Home is where you park your wheelchair by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Only one comment on the previous post so far … several emails about it though.  You think it’s tough to come up with a comment, Read on »
“Hope springs eternal …” ~Alexander Pope by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I will start with what would appear to be a non sequitur, but is not, hence it may just be that elusive non non sequitur. Read on »
Mad Mensa Math Skills by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A comment on the last post sort of insinuates that I went into the IEP meeting and bullied the therapists and teacher with my superior Read on »
Who’s the retarded one? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities IEP hell. Paula, I just put a switch in front of you. I am going to name 100 colors and I want you to hit Read on »
Einfühlungsvermögen by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Have I ever mentioned in this blog that I hate idiots? Today I spoke with the new communication specialist who the school district is subjecting Read on »
The lesser of many evils by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Yesterday the psychologist asked me “If you are so dismayed with the school and the district, why don’t you send Pearlsky elsewhere?” There is no Read on »
“This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” ~Sigmund... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Pearlsky has a year and a bit left of school until she starts getting state services instead of school. Wonderful. I freaking love change. The Read on »
Is there anyone on earth who welcomes an email from SingleDad? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Sent to Pearlsky’s Team Facilitator and the school’s Director of Special Ed. Note that a day earlier I had a discussion with the TF about how the Read on »
Of Retarded Mice and Men by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities This post is different. This blows my mind, does involve Pearlsky a touch indirectly though. But it’s really cool. So, if you want, keep reading, hit Read on »
Not all mushrooms are poisonous by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today Angelina Jolie told the world that she had a preventive double mastectomy. It turns out she has a certain mutation of the BRCA1 (BReast CAncer) Read on »
Reevaluate, for the first time by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities As every year, I received an invitation to Pearlsky’s classroom for a Cinco de Mayo lunch. They do a special family lunch a few times Read on »
“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~Stephen King by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I always seem to write a Mother’s Day post. My mom hates the day, she has children that treat her right and tell her they Read on »
What’s with all the crap? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I get a call from school, Pearlsky seems upset. The aide thinks it may be stomach related but is not sure. I go to school Read on »
First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I started down a hole a while ago. Not so much digging, but either being dragged or following, I am not sure. When told “up” Read on »