The Audition

"I want to audition for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical!" He announced. It was a late summer evening, and a mailing announcing a local theatre company's line-up for the 2018-2019 season just arrived. I heard him talking, but I paid his words little attention. The hot summer months slowly faded to cool fall … Continue reading The Audition

Value

Tonight, Atticus declared, "I wish I wasn't autistic." I chose to reply truthfully: "So do I." "It's sad, isn't it? It's heartwarming." "You mean heartbreaking?" I asked. "Yes, heartbreaking," he replied. "But the good news is I can communicate. There are lots of people out there who can't communicate. Not even when they're twenty years … Continue reading Value

Stormy Weather

Tropical Storm Cindy blew through the United States last week, and I watched as Atticus excitedly followed her path. With great anticipation, he awaited the arrival of the storm’s lingering effects in our area of the globe. The rain was to arrive around midnight, and he had every intention of staying up late to greet … Continue reading Stormy Weather