- This is Caedmon and he's the reason this blog exists. He was born in 2004 and six months after, when we learned he had Cerebral Palsy, my family was immersed in a new culture. This foreign culture had always been around us, we just never really noticed. Now we notice, and I want you to notice too. This is the heart of this blog - to help all of us better understand the extraordinary special needs culture. More...
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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
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
Adam and Kristina have a son named Max. Jake and Ashley have a son named Caleb. Max and Caleb both live within the Autism Spectrum. Caleb lives in Tallahassee, so my family gets to spend a lot of time with … Continue reading
I am reading a book by G.K. Chesterton called Orthodoxy. In a chapter titled “The Ethics of Elfland” he offers the following statement. “Oscar Wilde said that sunsets were not valued because we could not pay for sunsets. But Oscar … Continue reading
Robert Frost culminated his adored poem with the following, Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference This poem is regularly referenced to encourage people to … Continue reading
In Case you missed it, late last night I published these posts: Putting On The therasuit, Day 5, and Day 6. Be sure to check them out as well, you may want to do them in order. Day 7 was … Continue reading
Pumpkin pie was, hands down, my favorite Thanksgiving dessert growing up. My mom always made a variety of pies, but Pumpkin was the only one I would eat. And it had to be cold… and smothered with whipped cream. Cest … Continue reading