Posted in April 2009


. “He loved constantly, instantly, spontaneously, without thought or words. That’s what he taught me. Love is not something you think about; it is a state in which you dwell. That was his gift.” ~ Joshua in Lamb by Christopher Moore . Yesterday, I took Katie and Brooke into a clothing shop with me. That’s … Continue reading

fashioning change

. Ralph Lauren. Supporting autism research. My girl front and center in the ad. No accidents. . . Now go shop! (Or spread the word to anyone you know who might have two nickels left to rub together!) click here! (and here for another shot of Katie)

tell them what they won, johnny!

  .   The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown For six years, the paparazzi had nothing on me. I’d skulk behind trees, crouch around corners, blend like a chameleon into the shrubs. I was ruthless –  expertly stalking my quarry, waiting (im)patiently for just … Continue reading

six years in the making

. The following pictures were six years in the making. They were taken with a standard camera, with no one but me standing behind it. They may look like regular old pictures to you, but I assure you, they are far more to me. Do you see what is so extraordinary about them? . . … Continue reading


. . I spent most of yesterday evening doing my best impression of a bag of ‘Whaaaaaah!’ I was cranky. Like really cranky. Like giving into hormones shouting, “Salt! Sugar! Salt! Sugar!” kind of cranky. It was one of those afternoons. The girls needed space from each other. I needed space from myself. But wherever … Continue reading

no boo boos

. There’s bound to be some consequences Sneaking under other fences ~ Clay Walker,  Then what? . We took the girls out for ice cream last night. Despite a bitter wind, 54 degrees and sunny had us feeling giddy. Our SUV was parallel-parked along the left side of a one-way street. Brooke stood beside me … Continue reading

connecting four

. . The girls and I were settling in at home after school one day last week. As Brooke headed off to the big table in the den to color and Katie foraged in the fridge for a snack, I went through their folders. I scanned the notices and found the notes from Brooke’s aide. … Continue reading

happy easter

. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter. Or Passover. Or Sunny Spring Sunday. May you find hope, peace and a sense of promise in this season of renewal. . . Eggs decorated by Katie and Brooke with loving guidance from Julie. Thanks, Jules!

angels and accidents

. . A few weeks back, I vowed to reinstate a lost bedtime ritual with Katie. Nearly every night since, we have curled together in her darkened room and listened for the angels. A couple of days ago, we were laying together on her bed, chatting about the day. Just before turning the lights out, … Continue reading

the tie-dye project

. . Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come And I believe it could be, something good has begun ~ Cat Stevens, Peace Train Last May, I read a story about a little boy with autism that broke my heart. Who could forget Alex Barton, the gorgeous, glowing five year-old … Continue reading