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Is Pearlsky safe?

As mentioned, I have had a protective services investigator from the state ask me if I thought Pearlsky was safe in school now. I have had a local police detective and a state police investigator ask me the same thing. I cannot send her to school AND say “no, I don’t feel she is safe.”

“Do you still beat your wife?”

I was asked the following question by two investigators, one from the state’s adult protective services (Pearlsky is 20), and the other from one of our city’s police detectives. They both knew at the time of the question that I had resumed sending her to school. The actual conversations. Do you feel she is now


Jeopardy [ˈdʒɛpədɪ]: the danger that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense Jeopardy! : an American television game show featuring a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. Alex, I’ll take freaking nightmares

I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I though it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.

I really feel bad when I have a lot of posts about not great things and nothing cheery. This blog is designed to be about me and Pearlsky, our life. That part of my life is often tough. I do have fun at time, I have “a life,” but let’s face it, a child such

Or you have nothing.

I’ve discussed this elsewhere, there is something special about the father-daughter relationship. As a father, you protect your daughter, you protect her with your life, more than you would protect yourself, your spouse or anyone else. Your daughter is part of you, and it is your job to make sure she is safe, she is

Just stick it in.

Time to raise the ire of my readers. This past week, the first week of ESY, extended school year, has been the nightmare it always is. They say they are trained in Pearlsky’s care, yet they don’t feed her. I know this from Pearlsky coming home very hungry, and from some of the notes. Maybe

ESY – Extra Stupid, Why?

Extended School Year has started. That is the fancy IEP name for summer school, or camp, or whatever you want to call it. For Pearlsky it is at the same high school, usually some of the same staff. Remember that she has been in the district for seventeen years, there is nothing new here. At

Great weekend … then … wham!

A rare occurrence, I got away this weekend! Time with friends and it was wonderful. What could be better? Pearlsky was home and well taken care of. I started seeing a lot of emails coming from this blog, and noticed that many people were signing up for “new post” emails. Many as in a lot.