Buckling under the weight of 57 The need to performTo show we're great all alongEvery year at this timeTo soar to heights divine But what if I'm notKeen any more?What if this time I'veStopped keeping score?Like how I'm always five years behindBut I'm wondering if this yearly gala displayIs how patriotism's truly defined? So what … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #92
Yep. It's true. This ASD series just gets harder and harder to write. Why? Since blogging about our nation's Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM) a month ago, my overwhelming sense that this is something bigger than any one of us advocating, partnering, and supporting those in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, has just become more … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #4 of 6
Maybe I've hit the halfway mark here as I explore the topic of autism via a new master plan. Whatever it is, I now find this master plan series a lot harder to write about than I imagined. Why? It has a lot to do with what I've learned so far, including this particular HPA#3 … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #3 of 6
Last week, I wrote on the first High Priority Area or HPA#1 - Quality Assurance for Autism Services. This was after I had kicked off this series on our nation's first Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM) with an intro a fortnight ago. Today, I will continue with HPA#2 - Planning for Life. (For those interested, the … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #2 of 6
[Below's my 200th blog post! Yeah me!! If you're new to my writings, feel free to learn more about me here] Last week, I introduced the Autism Enabling Masterplan (AEM), meant for the local Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community. It was developed and launched in January this year by multiple parties supporting the community. The … Continue reading Our Autism Enabling Masterplan – High Priority Area #1 of 6
Gosh, I almost missed my blog's first anniversary! Can't blame me though; it's been a month filled with anniversaries. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 1st (nope it's no April Fool's joke), and our eldest boy turned 11 on the 8th, inching closer to the potentially tremulous teenage years. In … Continue reading Why I began this – a celebration (and reminder) on my blog’s 1st anniversary
Self-determination suggests we are owners and masters of our destiny. Openness suggests we're willing to share and forge that destiny with others. Self-determination suggests that it's all about me, myself and I. Openness suggests that it's about others too. Self-determination suggests it's about me getting ahead, even at the expense of others. Openness suggests it's … Continue reading 200 years on, Self-determination still trumps Openness 42 to 24.
In the song "Word of God Speaks", the band MercyMe sings of being at a loss for words but goes on to reassure us that "it's ok". Despite regularly listing ideas for potential new blog posts, I often find myself in just such a situation of being loss for words, rendering these ideas as, well … Continue reading Loss for Words
So here's to a great discovery. A nice windy and quiet place to pray and contemplate. To think about life in general, and my life in particular. To be recharged and rejuvenated in peace and tranquility. To seek God and be found by Him waiting and wondering just what He has in store for me. … Continue reading My Simply Tuesdays
I lost it yesterday. My meltdown happened quite quickly actually. But looking back now, I can see that I was just a dormant volcano waiting for an excuse to spew lava! The trigger was Caleb's reluctance to come to his study table and do his math homework yesterday afternoon. All because for some reason I … Continue reading Losing It #1 — My meltdown, not his!