Tag Archives: autism

This kid’s not Normal.

I’m telling you what, we know so little about Autism, but the human mind is absolutely stunning. This kid’s not Normal, which is just awesome!

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Autism Awareness Month

Nobody’s Normal is wearing different clothes for the month of April – blue for Autism Awareness. Joining advocates all over the country, this is just a simple way to raise awareness and increase conversation. I’ve got a few friends on … Continue reading

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Trying to be Normal

Have you ever tried to fit in? I have, and it didn’t go well. The setting was Blue Ridge Elementary School in Augusta, GA. It was about 1988 and I was a fifth grader desperate to be cool. The cool kids wore … Continue reading

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Frankenstein & Autism

I recently finished Mary Shelley’s classic, Frankenstein. My perception of the novel was skewed by the movie clips I’ve seen, and I was pleasantly surprised by the novel’s depth. It certainly isn’t the graphic horror story I anticipated. Learning of … Continue reading

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Why?

Why is there something, instead of nothing? That question is the proverbial “Big Bang” of philosophy, in that all other questions spin away from it’s epicenter. Where did energy come from? Is there a God? Is there meaning in life? Why … Continue reading

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Different?

Are you different? If you think about it, it’s impossible to answer because there’s something missing. It’s missing the thing you might be different from. Are you different from Andre the Giant? Are you different from Bob Marley? Are you … Continue reading

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Life Update

                I have so much I want to write, but alas I also have other things to occupy my thoughts. A good friend of ours won a nationwide contest and received a service … Continue reading

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The Journey, Fifth Overlook: Power

Oliver still remains the most hopeless human being I ever met, the weakest human being I ever met, and yet he was on of the most powerful human beings I ever met. (POTP, P12) Dictionary.com had 32 definitions for the … Continue reading

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The Journey, Third Overlook: Choose

We have the power to choose. The first chapter concludes with those six powerful words. De Vinck previously shared a story about being in the garden with his son, admiring a beetle when their impulsive neighbor crushed it. Later that evening, … Continue reading

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Ernie and Ben

The Big Easy. Not New Orleans, mind you, but Ernie Els. He’s just cool on the golf course and smooth on the backswing, The Big Easy. You may have heard his commercial on the radio; the one about the odds … Continue reading

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