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The school summer camp was supposed to go so much smoother this year. An hour into the first day, I get a phone call. Remember, the lead teacher from the regular school year is part of the program as is the trained one-on-one nurse for Pearlsky (a cute 25 year old nurse, mind you, but

Gotta love blogland …

As some of you know, I have a blog best-friend-in-the-whole-world. Well, he is if you don’t count all my other best friends, but that is besides the point. So, my blog best-friend-in-the-whole-world wrote a post today and the gist of it is that his mom has been diagnosed with a thing that is, well, terminal.

Follow-ups …

There are times when some of us decide we don’t want to forget a low point. An example of mine is from an event back in 1990. It was a bad day and I was in the midst of a really stupid argument as I was holding the television remote control. It was the first

“I have an unfortunate personality.” ~Orson Welles

If you read both my posts and the comments, you will see that my last post went from my proclamation that I don’t “get” naturopathy or homeopathy to gay marriage to the ex-magician now major debunker James Randy. Just because I don’t get those therapies does not suggest that I think they are not real.

Things I just don’t get

I don’t really get naturopathy. I can understand, and support, acupuncture, but chelation therapy? Colonic enemas? Cranial osteopathy? Why would one trust this stuff? Then there’s homeopathy. What ever happened to the concept of double blind scientific studies? I truly believe in live and let live, but what’s up with this stuff? We may have

“I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.” ~Joe E. Lewis

Seems like it’s been a week since I posted. Wonder why that is. Jules sent me a link to a post by a dad of a disabled boy that mentions how great it is that he got insurance to pay for a hospital bed for the son. I find that bed design is extremely important,

“We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.” ~Cullen Hightower

If you are like me and 1) you don’t like spending your leisure time in a movie or reading a story that has anything other than a happy ending and 2) you fear what will happen if you die before your severely disabled kid and 3) you think that maybe it would be better if you and

“We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Random follow-up stuff: When I asked Pearlsky to “look daddy in the eyes” last night, she turned to me, rather purposely, and when her face was facing me, she closed her eyes and laughed. Have I told you Pearlsky can’t communicate? Do the severely disabled, who have no communication, have a personality? What is “personality”?