In the Genes

In the Genes

Don’t be frightened by this scary x-ray!  It’s not a Halloween decoration – it’s actually the inside of my Down syndrome son’s foot.   One of life’s “if I’d known then what I know now” moments can be explained here.  When I went for the amniocentesis that would tell...
Family Movie Night: Star Trek IV

Family Movie Night: Star Trek IV

Without realizing 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Star Trek, back in May my friend Tom and I started podcasting about each of the Star Trek films. I did this not having seen a single episode of the show. I had seen Galaxy Quest and the 2009 Star...
Suicide

Suicide

“Self-inflicted gunshot wound leaves a town in mourning as a vivacious little girl leaves this earth just a little too soon.” This was the third or fourth story of suicide in recent years that has come from my home town. It left me pondering many questions. Why would...
Unique to Him

Unique to Him

Like any child, my Down syndrome son has a lot of behaviors that seem to be unique to his personality.  Not unique in that no other child has ever done such a thing, but that the way the behaviors combine adds up to something recognizable as just “so Joey”. When my...
Family Movie Night: Ben-Hur

Family Movie Night: Ben-Hur

This week for Family Movie Night I really debated about my choice. Could you really get kids today to watch a 4 hour Ben-Hur? I remember watching it when I was little usually around Easter time but it seemed like too much to ask these days? However, with the remake...
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