7 Facts About Autism

I knew almost nothing about autism until 2014. That was the year we discovered our youngest son was autistic. And as we proceeded through the diagnostic process and subsequent therapies with him, we realized I was autistic too. I won’t delve into the difficulties of pursuing a diagnosis as an adult in this post*, butContinue reading “7 Facts About Autism”

Routines and Reaching Out

It feels strange to carry on, holding on to ‘normal’ as best we can. Keeping up with the news. Working. Homeschooling. Checking on family and friends. All the while, the world is changing in ways that are hard to comprehend. It seems strange. All of it. Silence isn’t always empty. Sometimes it’s filled and there’sContinue reading “Routines and Reaching Out”

Winds of Time

As the little girl traveled through the forest, she fought the wind, trying to hold on to her brightly colored balloon. She tried to keep it safe, but it bounced against the jagged branches. Claws clutched the tender sheath, popping the balloon. The girl emerged from the forest. A dingy bit of rubber trailed behindContinue reading “Winds of Time”

The Invasion of Rocket City

Suck it up, buttercup. The words were a mantra. They kept Jude going when her mind and body betrayed her. Weakness was death in the Rocket City. She’d learned that growing up as an orphan in this gang-infested territory, the last human colony on Earth. Ripping out your heart, distancing yourself, was the only wayContinue reading “The Invasion of Rocket City”