the last place you’d expect to find him

the last place you’d expect to find him

So where were we? After the farmer’s market, we went home for some lunch. (See: goat cheese and peach jalapeno jam on fresh baguette and Oh my God I’ve found Nirvana.) After lunch, Brooke really just wanted to hang out at the house, so Luau and Papa kept her company while Katie and I headed … Continue reading

to prove that you exist

{Image is a photo of Sharisa Kochmeister  – source.} Sharisa Kochmeister is, in many ways, severely disabled. At 36 years-old, she is non-verbal. She requires significant support. Sharisa Kochmeister is, in many ways, unquestionably competent. Able to type with a single finger when supported by her sister or father, she obtained dual degrees, with honors, from … Continue reading

the farmer’s market

the farmer’s market

  When we visit my dad, Sunday mornings are my favorite part of the weekend. I get up early to be sure that I don’t miss the chance to tag along on his trip to the park with the boys. We’ve developed a routine. We stop at the coffee shop on the way – not … Continue reading

perspective

perspective

{image is a photo of the infamous “dress that broke the Internet.” While many saw it as white and gold, others were equally convinced that it was blue and black. To be safe, I’d go with minimal accessories and a nude shoe. You’re welcome.} – The two conversations that follow are purely hypothetical. Neither actually … Continue reading

as much as she needs me

as much as she needs me

{image is a photo of Katie with her arm around her sister at the park} Katie and I are the only ones left at the table. Brooke has long since run off to Google the Little Einsteins and Luau is at work. From where we sit, we can hear Brooke squealing happily from the other room. … Continue reading

bill cosby – in his own words

bill cosby – in his own words

A NOTE TO MY PARENTS: PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST. IT’S ABOUT RAPE AND GETS INTO DETAILS OF MY OWN STORY THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR.  {Image is a photo of a march in Philadelphia to end rape culture. The young woman in the foreground is carrying a sign which reads, … Continue reading

why i #BoycottAutismSpeaks

why i #BoycottAutismSpeaks

{image is a photo of me at a lectern, addressing the crowd at an Autism Speaks dinner in Hartford, CT. I believe it was 2009.} I thought that I was doing right by my child. (I didn’t know yet how radically I wasn’t.) I thought that I was fighting for her. (I was fighting HER.) … Continue reading

by right

by right

{image is a photo of me holding a newly born Brooke, just before leaving the hospital to bring her home.} – Precious little in your life Is yours by right And won without a fight Eleanor McEvoy, Precious Little A note to my fellow parents, We have a responsibility. Well, lots of them. actually. But one … Continue reading

i didn’t want it at all

i didn’t want it at all

{image is a photo of Bergdorf’s in Manhattan} Did I ever tell you about the time that I got locked into Bergdorf Goodman after hours? I was in my mid-twenties and had gone to Susan Ciminelli, a spa which was, at the time, located on Bergdorf’s top floor. I don’t remember what I’d gone there … Continue reading