Living, Learning and Loving With Autism

Living, Learning and Loving With Autism

I was thrilled the other day when my grandson, who loves to swim, said “pool.” Since then he’s added four more words to his vocabulary; Mom, Dad, shower, and pizza.  But I’m not writing to brag about a toddler’s burgeoning vocabulary. My grandson isn’t a toddler. He’s...
How I Get My Writing Momentum Back After A Break

How I Get My Writing Momentum Back After A Break

When summer arrived I knew I’d be traveling too much to spend a lot of time writing, so I adopted a few practices to keep the momentum going. A couple of things worked so well that I’ll continue them through fall and the busy holiday season, when life again whittles...
Why It’s Okay To Be A Terrible Traveler

Why It’s Okay To Be A Terrible Traveler

I seize every opportunity to hop on a plane, train, boat or car and go somewhere, whether it’s a cruise, a hike, a beach, a mountain, a city, a desert or Disneyland. I’ve floated over Egypt in a hot air balloon, dipped into a fjord in an Alaskan biplane, canopied...
Now that I’ve Quit My Job, What’s Next?

Now that I’ve Quit My Job, What’s Next?

A little over a year and a half ago I retired rather abruptly from a job I loved. I had planned on hanging in there a while longer. I was a director at a nonprofit that did a lot of good for a lot of people. We helped the homeless, single moms, working poor and a host...

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