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What I’ve Gained & Lost: Autism Awareness and Acceptance

So I clearly can’t speak for my son. I’m not even going to try. And since I have no idea what he thinks, other than when he is happy, sad, sleepy, hungry, or angry in a general sort of way, I am putting everything that follows within a bracket: I am not attempting to speak for […]

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Surviving the Middle of Nowhere

We’re not actually in the middle of nowhere. That’s just what it feels like to our friends in DC. We’re actually only about 65 miles from our old house, and can be back on Capitol Hill in about an hour and 15 minutes. See? Not that far. (But just far enough to flee to, should […]

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For a Good Time, Call Us. Our Standards are Pretty Low.

Lately, it has occurred to me to that we don’t give a shit about much, and that is a good thing. Of course, we shower, keep the house clean, and pay our bills. We feed our children and tell them that we love them. We schedule the right doctors’ appointments and react appropriately to serious […]

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Why We Did It

I’m spending the night in the city again. I drag my suitcase quickly out of the car, aware that I don’t want to lean into the car for too long at this point of night and lose track of what might be happening behind me on the city sidewalk. After heading into our escape hatch […]

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Stephanie - June 18, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Thank you for sharing your life adventure. It is going to be a definite adventure and I wish you much luck in achieving everything! Love to you and your family!

Elizabeth Harms - June 18, 2015 - 10:38 pm

I am so glad you guys decided to do this! It gives parents everywhere a little light at the end of the tunnel … even though you’re in the middle of the tunnel. xo

Cindy - June 19, 2015 - 6:50 am

Wonderful for you! You may want to check out Camphill communities, who’ve existed around the world for 50+ years doing exactly what you are working towards. Maybe you could learn from their experience to make your own path a little bit easier. I think the closest ones to you would be the ones in Eastern Pennsylvania. Good luck to you!

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