Author Archives: Kyle

Alek and Zak – The “Bad-To-The-Bone” Older Brothers

Most of my posts are about Erik and Ricky – my 2 sons affected by autism. But in this article I feel it necessary to focus on Alek  (16) and Zak (15) – two of the finest young men you … Continue reading

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His Finger “Popped-Off”

I had no idea it would cause such a hullabaloo with Erik and Ricky. As a matter of fact I am still unsure why it took me so many years to finally show them – specifically because I am always … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I got 2 – yeah, 2 boys affected by autism? Is one not enough for us? Were we to keep getting more until we started to figure it all out? Was it because … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal from Above

Erik and Ricky like the idea of Rock Bands. They always start to bang on stuff (the FIANO – fake piano – and the FUMS – fake drums) when they hear music playing. They especially enjoy doing it when their … Continue reading

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If I Can Just Get Through This – (ECHO!!)

Recently, I met someone who initially impressed me – well, a LOT. As I was asking questions and learning, I said, “What you do is amazing.” But I was a bit surprised when I heard in reply, “It Doesn’t Feel … Continue reading

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In Ricky’s Footsteps

Jack is Erik and Ricky’s 3 year-old little brother. And as most little brothers do, Jack has now started to pick-up on some of the little idiosyncrasies of his older brothers – specifically in this case – Ricky’s hat wearing … Continue reading

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Ricky’s Trampoline (Best Friend Ever)

Ricky LOVES the trampoline. It can be sunny, raining, hot, cold, freezing cold, snowing, overcast, night or day, alone or with Erik, or with Erik, Jack and Chloe, or  with Erik, Jack, Chloe, Alek and Zak – that’s right, all … Continue reading

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The “STREAKER.”

I will only admit this to a few people, but I am a HUGE fan of the idea that someone would strip down naked and run as fast as they can through a public place – especially if they are … Continue reading

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Dying to be Jealous

Ricky went for a ride with Zak and I to the Pawn shop on Saturday to look for Zak some new guitar stuff. As we turned off of Cloverdale and headed East on Fairview, we passed by a rather large … Continue reading

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Can I Drive?

Ricky is a “shotgun” expert – NO, not THAT kind – although I can see how you would make that mistake since we are from Texas. This is the kind of “shotgun” expert: http://1in110.com/?p=122 Every time we go anywhere, he … Continue reading

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Failed Creepiness Diversionary Tactics

A good friend of mine “J” spends part of his time as a Residential Habilitator for 2 young men and recently shared with me a pretty funny example of managing adults with disabilities. It seems one of the young men … Continue reading

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