Insomniac Musings

Replaying conversations and wishing I could change my words is easier when they are texts And the self-inflicted wounds of doubt are deeper with every comparison to the imagined reactions of the recipient of my carefully crafted missives designed to mask my fear So, insomnia becomes the friend I love to hate in a codependent […]

Isaiah Goes to SXSW Gaming Expo – Year 2

Life on the autism spectrum can have its moments, especially when you are higher functioning and “look normal.” For individuals like Isaiah, maneuvering through the unknown poses unique challenges. However, through the world and language of gaming, Isaiah has found his kindred spirits and is learning to face and overcome those challenges with dignity and […]

Tired

I have come to the conclusion that I am going to be stuck in Public Education/Special Education for the rest of my life!! I want out, but I cannot figure out how to translate my skills into marketable/desirable qualities for companies outside of education. I mean “Professional Cat Herder,” “Translator of Complex Concepts,” “Keeper of […]

Little One

Can you hear me little one, tucked safe inside? Can you hear my heart beating? Can you feel me breathe for us? Do you dream of a world outside where I can hold you? A world where you hear me clearly and not through the muffled, rushing sounds around you – an ethereal quiet that […]

Welcome to Our Museum

Welcome to our museum. I will be your docent for this event. Please hold all questions until the end of the tour. For our first display today, we have a shell of a uterus. It was once used to create life, nurture life, protect life, but this model is defective. It could only successfully birth […]

Before Another Five Years Have Gone

I sit alone and contemplate the vastness of time in all of its small moments How hours and days and seconds are defined by our circumstances, our experiences I dream of all the somedays that never arrive and pin wishes to them as they float away On the whispers of half-believed ideas like the dandelion […]