This Bright Day….

This bright day….complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes. A perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes. This unique gift this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make it most of it. There is 1 to a customer.  

The Cardinal Rule of Life

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I was speaking to a friend. We mulled over what it is we are doing here. You know, the BIG question: the here here. Storms are raging, wars are hurting, and sadness seems to reign. Why are we here? Just to endure? The only thing we came up with is …

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The Comic Relief of a Dog

To hear my son laugh over the silly moves of his pup, it is worth the push and pull of the leash; the chill of the cold; the trouble of buttoning up. The two share a joy of discovery that can get lost in my adult brain. Always getting things …

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Sometimes I Don’t Make It

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The first snow presents challenges. Which shoes to wear? Coat? Is it going to melt? With the mornings fresh covering of white, I made decisions fast and furious to get to the bus. I grabbed the heavier coat, stuffed some mittens in the backpack, and stuck with the high top …

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Saved the World from Evil Feather. Bark. Gobble. Bark.

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We never lack appreciation of our prancing pup. He posted this film of his strength and courage by defeating a dangerous feather in the wild. With Thanksgiving lurking, the feathers will really start to fly. Thank goodness there’s Charles. There’s no such thing as luck. This dog makes it happen.

The Bookstore and a Meltdown: Managing Stores with Special Needs

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My son passed the table with new teen books and swiped a pile of them on the floor. He laughed in triumph. In seconds he was on to his next conquest. The bookstore was huge. It was as if a ball of fire was let loose in a dry forest. …

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How People Open Up Our World of Special Needs

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Understanding how my son views, organizes and interprets the world is one my greatest challenges as a parent of a special needs child. Without a window into his way of thinking, I’m just like a bird flying into glass, stunned, unable to make sense of what just happened. Everyday, I …

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