So, Bailey starts a vocational school this summer after he graduates from high school.  Since he isn’t going off to college like a typical high school senior, I thought it would be fun to transform his room into a “dorm” room.     After all, who wouldn’t love that, right?  Wrong.   We came into some furniture after… Continue reading Readiness

What If?

So, while dealing with my aging mother, I need to find the humor in all of it.  My mother is the queen of worry.  I am convinced that her worry actually speeds up her metabolism which explains why she is so skinny.  It also explains her needs to take on everyone’s stuff.  The repairman who… Continue reading What If?

Shut Up

One of the biggest problems that I encounter, is my inability to simply close my mouth.   I have the unique talent of talking my head while others are sharing, compiling my own thoughts.   I want to share my wisdom, but what I have grown to understand, is wisdom is gained by truly listening.   It is… Continue reading Shut Up


I have never liked riding on rollercoaster.    Suffering from motion sickness, the twists, turns, ups and downs, hardly make me scream in joy.  Instead, I get off the ride and feel nauseous and dizzy.    Needless to say I avoid those whenever I have the opportunity.  However, life is a rollercoaster.   Currently, I am dealing with… Continue reading Rollercoaster


Have you every had a moment where you are feeling wonderful then you receive some information that makes your stomach clench and your mind explodes with fearful projections?   I have them all too many times.   Powerlessness.   My mother suffers from depression.   She has struggled all of my life, but most recently it has impacted her… Continue reading Realization

Final Story

It has always been a habit of mine to peruse the obituaries.  Not out of morbid fascination, but out of a curiosity of the snapshot into one’s life.   The young and the old combined on several black and white pages.  The young person taken too early or the older, stately grandmother who spent her life dedicated to… Continue reading Final Story


I am completely baffled that there are still individuals on this planet who are so politically incorrect that we still need to remind them how to act around individuals with special needs.  For me, being a parent of a young man with Down Syndrome, has provided me with lots of learning opportunities.  Growing up, there… Continue reading Taboo