My Public Comment to the October 2021 IACC Meeting
Hiking—Always Hiking [image: Selfie of me on a redwood trail Leo is visible, blurrily, behind me.] I gave a live video public comment (at...
2020: The Year of Hiking
A scene from today's hike at Skyline Ridge [image: Young white man with short brown hair, from behind, hiking a wide trail under tall oa...
Autism versus Face Masks and Maskholes
Baby Iz versus Pandemic Iz [image: Two photos: Left: Iz as a baby wearing overall made from marbled green fabric; right: Iz right now wear...
On Always Always Always Learning
We are also Always, Always, Always Hiking. [image: White teen boy with short brown hair wearing a baseball cap, seen from behind, sitting on...
Pandemic Greetings from Our Backyard
We are fortunate in that we can all learn and work from home during the pandemic lockdown, now on week…10? Maybe? Time has lost any meanin...
Vanilla Cake For a Nineteen-Year-Old Dude
FOAM PIT! [image: Distance view of Leo about to jump into a foam pit, seen through black safety netting.] Someone turned nineteen very...
Thanks For Making Me Cry, Ride a Wave
Let me wipe off my still-foggy glasses and explain why that title may not mean what you think it means. This past weekend, Leo participate...
Dear Other Mothers of Autistic Kids: I See You
A Mother's Day gift from Leo. [image: Small decorated terra cotta pot with emerging seedlings. A printed icon attached to a popsi...
Visiting Zion National Park While Autistic
Because I am very smart, it only took me ten years to realize that Zion National Park is a mere three-hour drive from Las Vegas, where we ...
Leo's Adventures in Disneyland, 2019 Edition
The Monsters, Inc ride is a perennial fave. [image: Leo in front of a "We're Monsters, Inc." poster featuring four monste...
Eighteen Years. Eighteen Years. (Holy Hell.)
[image: Smiling Leo, taken this morning.] Leo turned eighteen years old today. Like nearly all parents of newly-minted-18 year olds, I c...
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