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Tag Archives: Fear
This week Katie started 6th grade. My daughter is in middle school. How did that happen? I know it’s a cliche, but time is simply flying by, galloping forward and gaining speed. My baby is no longer my baby, or … Continue reading
Victoria never did call back. Nor did anyone from the Pleasanton School District, although a district staff person recognized Katie and brought her to her classroom. “Immediately,” the teacher would emphasize later. “They brought her to me immediately.” Yeah, but … Continue reading
Back in April 2014, when Autism A to Z was making its public launch, I produced a special Storied Nights: An Evening of Spoken Word that focused on autism spectrum disorder. The year before I’d been published in Chicken Soup … Continue reading
Given that I recently completed a poetry chapbook of autism poems (oh yes I did!) and read at an autism awareness event sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center at the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento earlier this week, … Continue reading
The multi-talented Liz Whiteacre asked me to do another guest post for the Monday Coffee and Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs website and blog. If you remember, I had a story published in the Monday Coffee anthology back in … Continue reading
I recently read a post on Brevity’s blog that was titled, “I’m Sorry You Scare Me.” Brevity, for those of you that don’t know, is a literary journal that focuses on flash (very short) nonfiction. The article was a guest … Continue reading
It’s August and moms across the country are posting smiling photos of their children going back to school. Some post “before”and “after” shots: their child at the start of kindergarten, and now, at the start of middle school, high school, … Continue reading
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, as well as five other books and countless publications as a longtime magazine writer — covering music and politics for Spin and GQ. Gilbert also owns and … Continue reading
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying courage, shame, and authenticity. Brené states that … Continue reading