Category Archives: Ramblings

A little less funny – just a place to post my thoughts

Terrible Movie – Great Lesson

“You got a lot going on, kid. You are good and wonderful and special. Each day watching you grow was like a privilege. But somewhere along the line you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger … Continue reading

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Who Are You? Who Am I?

Awhile back I was asked to do something out of the ordinary for me. In conversations with other parents of children affected by autism I was asked if it was ever HARD for us – you know – do WE … Continue reading

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Turning a Liability into an Asset

My son called me a few days ago from college a bit giddy with excitement. Was it a class? Was it new and exciting information? Was it a (gulp!) girl? The answer is… well, it was kinda all of em. … Continue reading

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Treat Them Like Friends

A few years back, I got in to a discussion/disagreement with my younger sister. We argued back and forth and back and forth – as we’re both strong willed (that’s code for stubborn) until my mother, who was visiting had … Continue reading

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All By Myself

It was an interesting week. My wife left Tuesday morning and came back Friday afternoon from a “girls event” and I’ve had another chance to manage all the kids for more than a few days at a time. I have … Continue reading

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Makin Their Lives Great

If I haven’t taken the time to thank my 2 oldest sons, Alek (18) and Zak (16) for all they do to make Erik and Ricky’s lives incredibly fulfilling recently… it’s that time again. You see, on the July 4th … Continue reading

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Another Divorce? Really? Time to Get To Work.

“They’re getting a divorce.” There is was – I’d heard it again – and this time in reference to a couple we not only know, but that had been married for over 20 years, that my wife and I had … Continue reading

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The “GET” Philosophy

I recently heard of a good friend’s trials, and it reminded me of this past post. So, here we go again. You may have heard the story of Viktor Frankl. Viktor Frankl was a Jewish psychologist who lived in Austria … Continue reading

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Just For the Fellas: “Hop Up” and “Hustle”

I had no idea it would work for others like it works for me. I had no idea anyone else would be “stupid” enough to even TRY my “hair-brained” scheme. I had no idea anyone else would be remotely interested … Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian and Sad Movies Make Me Sad

What kind of movie are you producing? I’m not a big fan of sad movies. The truth is… they make me sad and I prefer to stay as positive and happy as I can most of the time. I’m not … Continue reading

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Discouraging Your Enemy – Discouragement

We see it all the time. People say, “I can’t do this anymore – I’m not capable – I’m DONE.” If you’ve never said this to yourself (at least internally) you may be lying. It’s a reality – we can … Continue reading

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