Author Archives: carl

Service Plans… What?

So since the impasse was reached at our facilitated IEP meeting, we are home schooling him because we don’t think that it is right for the school district to deny him the chance to try his home school before shipping him off to a school in another district that is 58 miles away. They have… Continue Reading

something for fun

I am trying to get back into a writing mode.  short stories and that kind of thing.   here is one I wrote this afternoon.     A glorious spring day, blossoms scenting the air with a lovely fragrance, bumble bees sampling each bud.  Lawnmower started, one pull of the rope.  Gentle push, and the… Continue Reading

Enough is Enough

I am reblogging this post from my friend Rob Gorski over at  This is important to all Special Needs parents.  Our lives and the lives of our children are stressful.  A lot of what we do with our kids, we do with the full awareness of medical professionals.  We don’t like restraining our children,… Continue Reading

I am not a hero. seriously. I can you tell who is though.

I had someone tell me it takes a special person to parent a child like David.  It takes a special person to be a parent.  Period. Any man can be a father, donate DNA, that kind of thing.  But to be a parent, a “dad” takes something more. To be the dad of a special… Continue Reading

Pulbic to news media or not?

I have been advised to take our story regarding David public. To CNN and FoxNews.  In regards to how No Child Left Behind and the Garrison School District have conspired against educating our son in the home district under the guise of “we are unable to provide the services that his needs require…”  How is… Continue Reading

a mild tremor in my hands

So I have developed a mild tremor in my hands.  I am back to using both canes and occasionally my walker.  I have to use the shower chair again because I don’t trust myself to stay standing. Initial testing for glucose shows blood sugars are normal.  testing again tomorrow after an 8 hour fast.  if… Continue Reading