Do I say “my son HAS autism” or “my son IS autistic”? It’s really up to him

Photo by Alireza Attari on Unsplash It was rather unexpected. There we were, at what was only our third or fourth meeting in 2019. As mentioned in an earlier post, this rag-tag bunch of fathers who have special needs children, were still getting to know each other. Gathering to bond over shared parenting experiences and … Continue reading Do I say “my son HAS autism” or “my son IS autistic”? It’s really up to him

Even with special needs dads, it’s still about men ‘doing’ not ‘being’

Photo by MD Duran on Unsplash This is a cautionary tale about what happens when men come together. Cautionary, at least, for men like me who are more into 'being' than 'doing'. Let me explain. I still remember the meetings. A few of us fathers with special needs children started coming together in 2019 to … Continue reading Even with special needs dads, it’s still about men ‘doing’ not ‘being’

Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful

As a writer, I shouldn't be asking this question. Yet here I am, asking it anyway. Why do I read? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I thought I knew the answer to this. I read in order to learn things; to understand things; to enjoy things. I read to discover what I've yet to discover, … Continue reading Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Hey boys I'm sorry. This is becoming a habit for me, isn't it? Since my last post on this series, two months have elapsed! I think it's a new record. It's just that so much has been occupying my mind of late, with writing ideas pouring forth like water from a busted dam. I can … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Life Hack Book Review #2 – The world just can’t get enough of feel-good quotes

The other day my wife told me about a book someone mentioned to her. I was immediately attentive, since she rarely talks about books, a topic I'm always game for. She said that according to her friend, this book could be read by anyone of almost any age (meaning there were both pictures for toddlers … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #2 – The world just can’t get enough of feel-good quotes