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Stubby

April 30, 2011

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Stubby Wet, matted fur, bleeding on the front door step, barely mewing. Tears on your cheeks Mom dipping the kitten’s half-gone tail in peroxide. It snuggles, wrapped in a ragged towel into the crook of your elbow You refuse to leave him alone. He is almost too weak to eat. You sleep on the floor […]

Instruction Manual

March 5, 2011

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Please read the first page. After inserting tab A, fold flap X. Warning: do not use around water. Not suitable for children under three years of age. Check the library, there’ll be something there. Find a support group, someone who understands. Maybe a parent club somewhere. Pounding pavement, turning pages the search for gold transforms. […]

To Fathers:

February 21, 2011

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Being a father to an autistic child is a challenge. Is that overstating the obvious? It’s tough enough to have “normal” kids. While I have no claims to special expertise, I know autism causes the term “Dad” to take on a LOT more meaning. Denial comes first for most of us. There will likely be […]

Taurus Shipwreck

February 18, 2011

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