Stopping by the blog on an anniversary evening

ix years ago today we got the results back from our son’s special education evaluation: He was autistic. That part of our parental road now stretches for more than half his almost 11 years. We’ve known longer than we didn’t know, in other words. Measured that way, I keep thinkingRead More

To the mother in the library: Thank you

o!” Owen said at the library yesterday. I turned around. He had left his bag of books and movies next to the computer station where he had been playing games until I decreed it was departure time. A boy around 2 appeared to be investigating the items spilling out ofRead More

What my year in books reflects

ow I understand why it’s taking so dang long to finish my next book — I spend so much time reading other people’s.  I love the “My Year in Books” feature on Goodreads. It enables me to recall the ones from way back in January (like Eula Biss’ On Immunity)Read More