[Was honored -- despite my advancing age -- to have this post repurposed on April 16, 2023, on trendy Instagram] The great Mark Twain once said: "Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.". Well, the truth is when it comes to my son, I do mind. And it … Continue reading My autistic son turned 12 today. I need to catch up.
“An Englishman in Bedok” – Letter to C as he turns 10
Dear C Earlier this week, on the way to school, you started humming along to Sting's "An Englishman in New York" on Spotify. But instead of "New York", you later replaced it with "Bedok", a town twice removed from where we live, and at least two million times removed from the Big Apple herself! When … Continue reading “An Englishman in Bedok” – Letter to C as he turns 10
Goodbye 40s, hello 50s! What turning 50 means for me.
For the past few weeks, I've been at a loss over what to write for this 'inevitable' milestone post. How should I best say goodbye to the 40s today, and hello to the 50s tomorrow? How do I even begin to talk about turning 50? Should I start, say, with a trivia pursuit question? Something … Continue reading Goodbye 40s, hello 50s! What turning 50 means for me.
Celebrating Another Year with Caleb
Hey Caleb Your 9th birthday's just a week away. Gosh, where did the time go? You know, as I look back over the past two years and my decision to step away from a stable full-time job and into the role of a stay at home dad, I would very much like to believe that … Continue reading Celebrating Another Year with Caleb