Communication Archive

“We cannot see things that stare us in the face until the hour comes that the mind is ripened.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know better than to get excited about something that only happens once. Yet, somehow, it will be hard to fall asleep tonight.

“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.” ~Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.” ~John von Neumann

I drove three and a half hours with Pearlsky to have a two hour lunch and drive back. Don’t ask. For that, you get a blog post that may or may not hold together. I’m tired and it’s random.

“If God dropped acid, would he see people?” ~Steven Wright

There have been questions about Pearlsky’s diagnosis and the phone call the other day, etc. So, here is more information on her, it, and stuff.

I told my mom she is not allowed to die. She told me to pass the turkey.

Obviously I did not have a choice. I had to tell Pearlsky that my dad was not going to be visiting. Mom was to arrive early afternoon on Thursday. I started talking to Pearlsky in the morning, telling her that her aunt and grandmother were coming. I told her that grandpa was not going to

IEP Progress Report

These progress reports are as enlightening as the IEPs themselves. Our next IEP meeting is the end of the month. Here are some direct quotes from the report just received. (And note the new poll of the day on the right.)

Totally, completely creeped out …

I swear, I have not taken any of my meds tonight, none.

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~Diana Scharf Hunt

I just got Pearlsky’s Progress Report from school. Well, thank God, it is about time for some progress. Actually, it should be called the Not Progress Report … Measurable Annual Goal: Pearlsky will use a variety of communication techniques to request activities, objects or to initiate interactions with peers and adults. How well we know